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
(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
In the western world, we are programmed from a young age to think that the answer to all ailments is prescription drugs. But in many cases, there are other alternatives that take a far more Read More
The western diet is increasingly seen as being at the root of many diseases, such as metabolic syndrome, autoimmune disorders, and cancer, and thus is suspected to limit life expectancy during the 21st century. It Read More
While honey is widely known as an effective anti-inflammatory and antibacterial remedy to common health conditions, bee pollen is less known for its health benefits. Bee pollen contains potent amounts of antioxidants, vitamins, minerals, enzymes, Read More
Now more than ever, it’s important for your immune system to stay in tip-top shape during the COVID-19 pandemic. One of the best ways to stay healthy is by maintaining a nutritious diet. UC Davis Health registered Read More
Bone broth, sometimes called stock, is liquid made from boiling animal bones and connective tissue. It is used by Chefs for its great culinary uses and unparalleled flavor, but it is also a powerful health 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.