Supporting the Immune System

The immune system is a complex set of cells that work together to defend the body from foreign pathogens. All cells require all nutrients, including vitamins, minerals and adequate protein and calories. Immune cells are highly active, and rely especially upon a balanced diet filled with these nutrients.

  • The Dietary Guidelines for Americans s recommend consuming a diet full of fruits, vegetables, legumes, whole grains, low-fat dairy, lean protein sources, and healthy fats.