The adage "Take Care of Yourself." has taken on a whole new meaning in this age of Coronavirus. It is important enough, at any time, that L. Ron Hubbard made it the first precept of "The Way to Happiness". Taking care of ourselves includes what we eat.
It can be difficult, and more expensive to eat unprocessed food, and food without added ingredients, especially sugar. There is a history there, and changing the manufacturing of our food is cumbersome and expensive. Also, there are growers making a lot of money from sugar cane. But here is what was reported in the Wall Street Journal this morning, in the online notes that I get: more than 70% of adults, 20 years old or older, in America are overweight or obese as measured by a Centers for Disease Control study in 2015-2016. A study by the CDC in 2017-2018 found that 42% of American adults are flat out obese. An example of obesity would be a person of 5'9"who weighs over 203 pounds and from 169 to 202 pounds they are considered simply overweight. This correlates to certain illnesses, especially Type 2, or adult onset diabetes, which is a complicating factor for Covid-19, our current Coronavirus.
As adult Americans, we feed ourselves. We really can determine a lot of our own fate in this way.Precept 1-4 of The Way to Happiness says, "People who do not eat properly are not of much help to you or themselves. They tend to have a low energy level. They are sometimes ill tempered. They become ill more easily. It doesn't require strange diets to eat properly but it does require that one eats nourishing food regularly." L. Ron Hubbard ww.thewaytohappiness.org @waytohappinesstampa