Low Carb Diet Could Help Keep the Flu at Bay, Study

Scientists have found that an Atkins-style diet could have an added benefit in winter – by keeping the flu at bay.

Sticking to a diet low in carbohydrates but high in fat appears to stimulate the immune system, helping ward off the viral infection.

The intriguing discovery comes from a study in which two groups of mice were put on different diets and then exposed to a virulent strain of flu.

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