Everyone’s always saying what an amazingly efficient immune system we have, but if that’s true, why do we catch colds in the winter or suffer from allergies in the spring? The answer lies in ourselves. Read More
Strawberries are one of the most popular fruits. Known for its bright red color, aroma and delicious taste, they are used in many food preparations such as jams, milkshakes, chocolates and ice creams. The garden Read More
Loaded with antioxidants, oranges are delicious and healthy. This citrus fruit is one of the popular fruits for making juices, marmalades and jams because of its natural sweetness and tanginess. It is also used in Read More
(Family Features) Boosting immune function through a healthy diet has become an important new focus for many people these days. One key dietary recommendation is to eat more fruits and vegetables each day to improve Read More
Dietary strategies aimed at supporting immunity to fight COVID-19 are continually being considered. Unfortunately, as in the case of drugs, studies in humans have not confirmed any specific food components to be effective in the Read More
Bone broth is the liquid that is leftover after you simmer meaty bones and connective tissue in water for an extended period of time. In addition to bones, connective tissue and joints, bone broths often Read More
(Family Features) While winter rushes in with brisk breezes and chilly temperatures, staying indoors to avoid the weather shouldn’t mean forgoing healthy habits. One step toward winter wellness is maintaining nutritional value in meals from Read More
Heading back into the cold and flu season is extra anxious this year. Now, more than ever, people are looking for ways to “boost” or support their immune system, according to Seafood Nutrition Partnership. “Nutrients, Read More
Your immune system is truly amazing. Night and day it relentlessly fights off foreign invaders like viruses, bacteria, fungi, parasites, and all types of harmful microbes. Nature’s Medicine Cabinet: The Immune System Your immune Read More
A strong immune system is the foundation of good health, warding off infections and allowing you to bounce back more quickly if you do get sick. Although there is no one food or supplement that Read More
An important part of boosting immunity is following the tips in the food and recipes we include in this section. Like any fighting force, the immune system army marches on its stomach. Healthy immune system warriors need good, regular nourishment. Scientists have long recognized that people who live in poverty and are malnourished are more vulnerable to infectious diseases. For example, researchers don’t know whether any particular dietary factors, such as processed foods or high simple sugar intake, will have adversely affect immune function. There are still relatively few studies of the effects of nutrition on the immune system of humans.
There appears to be a connection between nutrition and immunity in the elderly. How to prepare food and recipes is important. A form of malnutrition that is surprisingly common even in affluent countries is known as “micronutrient malnutrition.” Micronutrient malnutrition, in which a person is deficient in some essential vitamins and trace minerals that are obtained from or supplemented by diet, can happen in the elderly. Older people tend to eat less and often have less variety in their diets. One important question is whether dietary supplements may help older people maintain a healthier immune system. Older people should discuss this question with their doctor.