Nutrition plays an important part in maintaining immune function.
There's no question the immune system fundamentally is influenced by overall health -- and a balanced diet is key," "Not only are essential nutrients critical for the production and maintenance of key germ-fighting cells in the immune system, but a balanced diet also has a strong effect on vascular function, and the immune system is dependent on blood flow.
Certain foods and drinks have a natural immunity boost. Several nutrients have been noted to have these properties, such as protein, vitamin A, vitamin C, vitamin E, and zinc. A diet that includes lots of fruits and vegetables high in vitamins A and C including citrus fruits such as oranges and grapefruit, strawberries, raspberries, broccoli and carrots, foods with vitamin E such as avocado, cereals, probiotics and lean meats and legumes as sources of protein can be low in fat, low in calories and delicious.
Along with dietary modifications, some herbs which are already there in your kitchen garden can do wonders in preventing and fighting infections.
It takes more than an apple a day to keep the doctor away. It turns out that eating some pretty surprising nutrients will help keep your immune system on guard.
Try out these recipes for your kids to help them fight diseases. Visit Gurgaon's best child nutritionist, Dr. Tanju
for more magical tips.
Cottage Cheese Sandwich