Keto Diet Can Help Fend Off the Flu

The Keto diet may be an effective way to fight the flu.

Researchers at Yale University found that a ketogenic diet helped lab mice combat and overcome the influenza virus compared to another group of mice that had a high-carb diet. writes: "According to the study’s authors, a ketogenic diet activates a specific group of gamma delta T-cells found in the lungs. This activation causes enhanced mucus production among airway cells, making them better equipped to trap the flu virus.

The keto diet’s beneficial effect on flu response appears to be solely tied to these T-cells, as when mice who been specifically bred without the gene that produces the T-cells were given a keto diet, it failed to protect against the flu."

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