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posted Mar 30, 2020, 3:04 AM by Janene Weinstein
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Good nutrition is essential to a strong immune system, which offers protection from seasonal illness such as the flu & other health problems including arthritis, allergies, abnormal cell development & cancers. Help protect yourself against infection & boost your immunity by including these nutrients in your eating plan.
-Protein plays a role in the body's immune system, especially for healing & recovery.
-Vitamin A helps regulate the immune system and protect against infections by keeping skin & tissues in the mouth, stomach, intestines & respiratory system healthy.
-Vitamin C helps protect you from infection by stimulating the formation of antibodies & boosting immunity.
-Vitamin E works as an antioxidant, neutralizes free radicals & may improve immune function.
-Zinc helps the immune system work properly & may help wounds heal
-Other nutrients, including vitamin B6, folate, selenium, iron, as well as prebiotics and probiotics, also may influence immune response and play a role in a healthful eating style. Obtaining these nutrients from foods is preferred, so be sure to speak with your health care provider or a registered dietitian before taking any immune-boosting supplements.