Best diet for healthy eating

Many of work hard to live a healthy lifestyle. And for many of us it begins with healthy eating. But with so many diet plans available which one do we choose? The MIND diet emphasizes Read More

Easy Dishes to Boost Immunity

(Family Features) Staying healthy is important year-round, but especially in the cooler months when temperatures drop, people spend more time inside and germs can spread easily, we try to eat foods that boost immunity. What Read More

Kid-friendly superfoods that are helping

With many kids back in the classroom and the entire family spending more time indoors, coughs and sick days may not be far behind. In addition to frequent handwashing and using hand sanitizers, eating antioxidant-rich Read More

Ten foods to fight off colds and flu

Diet is a crucial piece of the immunity puzzle. “Eating the right foods helps your immune system function optimally and makes you more resistant to infection,” says Jennifer Johnson, ND, clinical professor at the University Read More

Move over chicken soup

You know how most vegetable soups are pretty tired and “blah”? Not this one! This hearty homemade vegetable soup is full of fresh, wholesome flavors and a great option if you are looking to build Read More

Drink Tea To Boost Immune System

Sometimes, it feels like I never escape flu season. Whether it is the dead of winter or a bright summer day, I can just as easily develop a spate of the sniffles and a nagging Read More

Immunity Foods for Cold and Flu Season

One of the most important ways to stay healthy is to adopt habits that strengthen immunity. That means getting enough sleep, managing stress, being active, washing your hands properly, and yes, eating well. While no Read More

Three Teas to Fight the Sniffles

With the hustle and bustle of busy holiday schedules, getting the sniffles is all but certain. Don’t worry, rejoice! French Culinary Institute graduate and food blogger Rachel Dresken shared her potable secrets of teas with Read More

Foods that Boost Immunity

Eating a balanced diet, getting enough sleep and exercising daily are important for your overall health and wellness. Now more than ever with the COVID-19 outbreak, we need to find ways to boost our immunity Read More

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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.