- Good nutrition is essential to promote a strong immune system, which may offer protection from seasonal illness such as the flu and common cold, as well as other health problems including arthritis, allergies, abnormal cell development and cancers. Help protect yourself against infection and include some immune boosting foods in your diet each day.
Protein is a key part of the body's defense mechanism. Vitamin A helps regulate the immune system and protects against infections by keeping skin and tissues in the mouth, stomach, intestines and respiratory system healthy. Vitamin C offers protection by stimulating the formation of antibodies and boosting immunity. Vitamin E works as an antioxidant, neutralizing free radicals and improving immune function. Zinc helps the immune system work properly and may help wounds heal.
Other nutrients, including vitamin B6, folate, selenium, iron, and fiber are immune system boosters (http://www.eatright.org/resource/health/wellness/preventing-illness/protect-your-health-with-immune-boosting-nutrition ). The Everything Shake contains all of these immune-boosting nutrients in each serving and is good to take for anyone who wants to be at their best to fight off infections.