Immunity and Nutrition
No single food, nutrient, or herbal supplement is capable of “boosting” one’s immunity. Eating a variety of healthy foods daily and maintaining proper hydration are key to support a well-functioning immune system.
Dietetic associations worldwide agree: a nutrient-rich diet should consist of colourful vegetables and fruit alongside whole grains and a variety of protein-rich foods.
Hydration is equally important as proper fluid and electrolyte balance help recovery from virus-related flu-like symptoms (fever, coughing, vomiting, diarrhea).
Scientifically recognized benefits of specific nutrients:
– Protein helps build antibodies;
– Vitamin A and zinc contribute to the normal function of the immune system.
Inadequate intake of micronutrients may compromise immune function, thus increasing susceptibility to infections further exacerbating malnutrition.
In cases where caloric needs or essential vitamin and mineral requirements cannot be met, an oral nutrition supplement like Ensure® is recommended. It provides complete, balanced nutrition, including protein and 26 vitamins and minerals to stay active and energetic. On top of that, it includes important nutrients like vitamin A and zinc to help keep your immune system running smoothly. Reaching your nutritional goals is now easier than ever by joining the Ensure® Club!
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