found higher vegetable intake resulted in better immune responses. To read more about the study, check out: https://bit.ly/3a9w8Kp
It's not just veggies that can help. Nuts, seeds, whole grains, and beans can also protect against harmful bacteria and give your immune system a boost. Avoid processed foods with added sugar to help immune-boosting foods can do their job.
Intake of adequate calories and micronutrients is vital for optimal immune function. Certain nutrient deficiencies are responsible for severely reducing the immune system's ability to respond.
There appears to be a distinct connection between nutrition and immunity in the elderly due to micronutrient malnutrition. Older people tend to eat less and often have less variety in their diets.
However, it's not just the elderly who need to worry. Anyone on a strict diet, a diet that restricts certain macronutrients, or who has poor eating habits can have a micronutrient deficiency. If you fall into this category, then I recommend you take a liquid multivitamin and mineral supplement. My favorite is Natures' plus Source of life. I like it because for the most part is full-spectrum, high dose and you do not need to buy additional vitamin supplements (except for calcium). I like that is made with food and is liquid which makes it bio-available.
For a list of immune-boosting foods, check out this article: https://bit.ly/2WvTjdP
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Dr. Toni is a Best-selling author, Holistic Health Practitioner (HHP) & Registered Herbalist in San Diego, California. She holds a PhD in psychology, and a Clinical Herbalist Certificate, an HHP certificate and is a Certified Trainer in the Success Principles. In private practice as a HHP she has been influenced by a variety of clinical modalities and orientations, and by the diverse life experiences of her clients. Toni’s approach to healing is holistic & transpersonal. In her work, she integrates the principles of Eastern and Western nutrition, herbololgy, energy medicine, Buddhist mindfulness and personal counseling to assist others in working through their physical or emotional blocks to attain optimal health.