Do You Know the Key Nutrients to Supporting a Strong Immune System?

If you have been following my posts for a while, you will see I have been religiously talking about getting 10 portions of vegetables a day. That excludes my fruit intake and other plant foods like quinoa, nuts, seeds, rice etc.

As you read the series, you may appreciate why I bang on about this quota.

The immune system needs a variety of different minerals, vitamins, amino acids and essential fatty acids to function optimally, and it needs sufficient levels of each.

We also need to employ the help of fibre and friendly bacteria to help support our bodies’ immune function.

Make no mistake, under nutrition decreases immune defences, making us more susceptible to infection.

Simultaneously, an infection can also impair our nutritional status and even change our lean tissue/fat composition.

This is also one of the reasons why I place importance on eating a varied diet, and not sticking to the same foods every week.

Eating a varied, balanced diet is one of the keys to keeping the immune system strong.

Of course that is not the whole puzzle, there are many things we need to include, do and exclude to ensure an optimally functioning immune response.

I will be kicking off the series by introducing the key vitamins needed, starting with Retinoids (vitamin A).

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