NLE Choppa urges fans to put down the ‘Travis Scott burgers’ and eat healthy

The Journal of American Medical Association suggests that the Southern diet may be the reason Black people are more prone to hypertension

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Bryson Lashun Potts better known by his professional name, NLE Choppa, is admittedly on a spiritual journey and has recently been urging his social media followers to replace their unhealthy eating habits with habits that include natural foods.

NLE Choppa attends the NBA 2K20: Welcome to the Next on September 05, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by John Sciulli/Getty Images for NBA 2K20)

But, the rapper, singer, and songwriter’s message doesn’t end there. Using his huge social media platform to enlighten others, he is also touting the benefits of fasting, meditation, exercise and self love — particularly the love of the melanin in our skin.

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On Friday, September 11, the Memphis native cautioned his social media followers about the health risks of eating fellow artist, Travis Scott’s popular McDonald’s meal.

“Eat healthy man that food y’all eating can fu** with your mental too,” he wrote on Twitter.

Then, in a follow-up tweet, he added, “Put them Travis Scott burgers down go to the farmers market go eat some vegetables eat plant based food.”

Along with eating unhealthy amounts of junk food, many Black Americans were raised on Southern cuisine that is heavily laden with fat, salt, and sugar.

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So-called comfort foods such as potato salad, fried chicken, creamy mac and cheese, sweet tea and peach cobbler have been blamed for high rates of hypertension, diabetes, and other health problems that plague African Americans.

A study published in The Journal of American Medical Association suggests that the Southern diet may be the very reason why Black people in America are more prone to hypertension.

With his vast social media following, NLE is able to reach millions of young people who just might be persuaded to break the cycle of eating food that does more harm than good.

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