This is the 'worst food ingredient for your immune system'—especially during Covid, says immunologist

This is the 'worst food ingredient for your immune system'—especially during Covid, says immunologist

This is the 'worst food ingredient for your immune system'—especially during Covid, says immunologist When the first wave of Covid hit the U.S., it became clear that the majority of patients being placed on ventilators had a series of underlying conditions. Among those were metabolic disorders like obesity and diabetes, both of which have been surging in the U.S. over the past few years. A question that puzzled people at the beginning of the pandemic was: Why does diabetes make it harder to fight a respiratory virus? First, we know that the SARS-CoV-2 virus can make blood sugar control worse in the short term and can potentially throw people with diabetes into a very dangerous blood sugar state, studies show. It does this by binding itself to the receptors found …
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