The results of a new study in mice suggest that the body can beat the influenza virus if a person has a proper diet – the ketogen diet, or keto,.
The introduction of the influenza vaccine has significantly improved the incidence of infection and morbidity. However, there is currently no cure for the disease.
Health care professionals as well as scientists continue to look for new treatments to fight the flu, but the key may lie in the body's own immune system. Moreover, it can be activated by the keto diet.
Following the keto diet involves eating foods that are high in fat and low in carbohydrates. Meals tend to include a variety of meats, fish, poultry and starchy vegetables.
According to the findings of a new study, appeared in the journal Immune sciences, when mice fed the keto diet were injected with the influenza virus, their survival rates were much higher than mice fed a high carbohydrate diet.
The main reason for this, the researchers believe, is that the keto diet prevents the formation of microscopic strains, which are the versatile protein complex that the immune system activates.
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