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It’s that time of year again! Children are back to school and we all know that this means parents are on high alert for the infections which they might bring home, now so more than ever. On top of this, many of us are also preparing to return to the workplace which, for many, is adding to the existing anxiety about how best to support their immunity.
The immune system is instrumental to our health through its role in protecting us against common viral and bacterial pathogens. Rest assured, there is a lot that we can do through nutrition and lifestyle to improve the resilience of our immune system. Read on to learn about the top nutrients needed to strengthen the immune system to help you feel empowered with your self-care as we try to adapt to this new normal.
Here’s our A-Z guide of key nutrients to consider to support a healthy immune response:
It goes without saying that a healthy diet is paramount to providing the broad spectrum of nutrients we need to have a healthy immune system. Make sure to eat a varied diet rich in a wide range of colourful, minimally process plants with good quality protein. It is also important that you reduce your sugar and alcohol intake and choose healthier alternatives, such as dark chocolate, nuts, and non-alcoholic drinks (e.g. kombucha), since both can otherwise 'drain' and 'strain' our immune system. Supplementation on top of this can help to optimise our immunity further:
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