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The #1 Worst Drinking Habit That Weakens Immunity, Says Dietitian

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While the spread of the Delta variant of COVID-19 has slightly slowed in the United States, according to the latest data , it's imperative to regularly make conscious efforts to support your immune system . Though the frequency in which you enjoy your favorite alcoholic drink could be putting you in harm's way. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) states that getting the COVID-19 vaccination is the best way to protect yourself from experiencing moderate to severe complications of the Delta variant. Still, there's more you can do to prepare your body for sickness. After all, a particularly brutal flu season may be upon us, as two new studies indicate . RELATED :  100 Worst Foods for Cold and Flu Aside from eating a diet rich in plant-based foods , such as fruits, vegetables, legumes, and whole grains, you can support your immune system through the types of beverages you consume, too. The research on alcohol consumption and how that affects the immune syst