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Support Your Health with Nutrition

What we eat can help boost our immune system and help protect against various viruses, germs and illness.

PROTEIN

Helps with healing and recovery. Protein foods include lean meat, seafood, poultry, eggs, beans, peas, nuts and seeds.

VITAMIN A

Helps to protect against infection by keeping skin and tissue healthy. Vitamin A foods include sweet potatoes, carrots, broccoli, spinach, apricots, milk and some cereal.

VITAMIN C

Stimulates the formation of antibodies, which fight off germs and infection. Vitamin C foods include citrus fruits; papaya, strawberries, tomatoes, and some cereals.

VITAMIN E

Is an antioxidant that may support immune function. Vitamin E foods include fortified cereals, sunflower seeds, almonds, hazelnuts and peanut butter.

ZINC

Helps the immune system work properly and helps wounds heal. Zinc foods include lean meat, poultry, seafood, milk, whole grain products, beans, seeds and nuts.

How Nutrition Boosts Immunity

What we eat and how we fuel our body can have a drastic effect on our health in many aspects. Our nutrition habits can help support a strong immune system and help protect us from illnesses and disease.

  • NO ONE FOOD CAN PREVENT ILLNESS FROM HAPPENING, SO IT’S IMPORTANT TO EAT A WELL-BALANCED VARIETY OF FOODS
  • OTHER NUTRIENTS, SUCH AS B6, B12, COPPER, FOLATE & IRON ALSO MAY HELP YOUR IMMUNE SYSTEM WITH PREVENTION