People worldwide are searching for ways to improve their immune system health. There is no time like the present to work on this.
One way is through diet and nutrition, making sure your body gets the vitamins and minerals it needs to keep your immune system functioning at its best. Here are 5 of the best vitamins for immune system health and what they’ll do for you.
There are countless vitamin D benefits to those who incorporate it into their diet and lifestyle. Beneficial support for immunity against infections, helping with bone building, teeth mineralization, and muscle health all come from a proper intake of vitamin D. It is difficult to get enough vitamin D from foods alone, since there are few food sources that are naturally high in vitamin D. That's why we rely on a combination of sunlight, natural vitamin D sources from foods, foods fortified with vitamin D, alongside vitamin D supplements. Still, you’ll be able to get a decent amount from certain fish such as tuna, mackerel, or salmon. The best place to get vitamin D would be from time spent outdoors in the sun.
One of the best vitamins for immune system health is vitamin C. This nutrient also helps with forming blood vessels, cartilage and collagen. Additionally, it's the vitamin that helps protect your body against foreign germs and as a result may help you get over some illnesses more quickly. The best source of vitamin C in foods comes in the form of citrus fruits. You can also find vitamin C in other foods like berries, papaya, spinach or kale. You may consider a vitamin C supplement if your regular diet does not include many fruits and vegetables to ensure you are getting what your body needs.
Vitamin E is rich in antioxidant properties and plays a vital role in the function of your immune system. This nutrient runs multiple operations in the body that help you to fight off oncoming infections, all while improving the health of your blood, brain, and skin. Foods with the best source of vitamin E are those that are high in healthy fat and plant based. Avocados, almonds, and wheat germ are all great options.
Aside from improving your eyesight, vitamin A’s other claim to fame is helping the body fight infections and illness by keeping the skin and other linings of our body such as the nose, healthy. You’ll find it in colorful foods such as carrots, red peppers, or squash, in addition to animal foods like tuna or dairy products.
Zinc plays a key role in development of the immune system, and 15% of Americans are not getting enough zinc through their diets. Zinc is what your body uses to produce new immune cells, and aids in healing. It is found in animal foods such as red meats, poultry, shellfish, as well as in whole-grains. We recommend all of d.velop™ supplements be taken alongside meals.
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