Nutrition for a healthy immune system

Healthy food for your immune systemBy Shauna Schultz, RD

Winter is on the way — chilly weather, snuggly clothes, and maybe even a dusting of snow! While many things about winter are wonderful, it also means the beginning of cold and flu season. Building a strong immune system to ward off colds and flu becomes a top priority, and a healthy diet plays a major role in this.

It’s time to eat your way to a healthy immune system!
Although the immune system requires all nutrients for proper functioning, certain nutrients are immunity-building superstars, and incorporating them into your diet regularly will help your body fight the battles. Use the chart to the right to identify key nutrients along with their food sources, to get started upgrading your food choices.

 

Immune System Chart