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2020-03-18 1:57:22 PM  
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Shazam999: Even the frozen veggies are plentiful.


I beg to differ... a few days ago the entire freezer case was empty of all frozen veggies. All of it.

But yes, fresh fruit and veggies are my metric of what is needed (along with milk and eggs), but I made sure to get a few Costco sized containers of kimchi and sauerkraut, because that, a slice of bread (or bowl of rice) and a sausage is all that is needed to have proper nutrition.

It's going to be quite interesting down stream when some people figure out that pringles and hot pockets aren't actually food groups.
 
2020-03-18 8:29:21 AM  
2 votes:
A hyperactive immune system often leads to death.  I want mine to be mediocre, at best.
 
2020-03-18 3:59:51 PM  
1 vote:
It's a verdant season here, not a day goes by that I dont see a dead piece of game by the side of the road. If things get that bad I'm not above some roadkill venison.
 
2020-03-18 10:54:34 AM  
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Wave Of Anal Fury: When we went to Wegman's this past Saturday morning (our usual grocery shopping time, FWIW, and not a panic buying trip), the produce section was selectively barren. No apples but a lot of oranges. No bell peppers but a decent supply of onions. Plenty of tomatoes, but few cucumbers. It was a bit surreal. I expected Trader Joe's, as a much smaller store, to be even worse, but their produce section was fully stocked.


I did see a bit of that.  Bananas seemed to sell out, but there were tons of oranges, apples, grapes, peaches, nectarines, tomatoes, lettuce, celery, etc.  Despite entire aisles being empty of lots of staples, I could go to the produce section and buy enough produce to make a couple weeks of vegetarian meals if I wanted to.  I'm not normally vegetarian but I'd do it happily if it's all I could get.  Zucchini fritters?  Eggplant parmigiana? Fried tomato sandwiches?  I could make a pile right now.  Just no pasta or rice or any of that.  But I can manage that.

That said, as you mentioned, just eating a healthy diet is your best bet for having a healthy immune system, and it's even better if you exercise regularly. There's no single "magic bullet" food or exercise that will do it.

Exactly.  All the hand sanitizer in the world isn't going to do a damn thing if you're just going to stuff your face with carbs.  Especially if you're self-isolating and sitting around the house for a few weeks.

Madison_Smiled: Most of what I buy on my weekly shopping trip is produce, so I'm glad to hear this.


I buy a fair bit too, and as I said above, if it came down to it I can still buy plenty to make some great veggie meals if I need to.  One of my local supermarkets just got a small shipment of meats in (they were absolutely barren yesterday -- except, oddly, for ground beef.  Lots of that.  Literally nothing of anything else to either side of the long-ass meat cases.  And that supermarket grinds their own and cuts their own meat, so it's all fresh.  It's just mostly not in stock.)
 
2020-03-18 9:03:42 AM  
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I've never been the sort to obsessively slather myself in hand sanitizer, so I like to think my immune system has had plenty of opportunities to strengthen itself over the years.

What kind of surprises me is that in the midst of all the panic buying, you've got shortages of bread, pasta, rice, flour, canned and dry goods, some frozen dinners, etc.  But fruits and veg?  Loads of it.  Absolutely loads.  Sure, it's much more perishable so it's not something you can really hoard, but if anything I'm seeing it sell less than normal while everyone stocks up on farking toilet paper.  Despite everything, still nobody realizes that hand sanitizer and butt wipes aren't going to help nearly as much as having a strong immune system, which you get by eating better.
 
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