3 Tips for a Stronger Immune System
Better Nutrition|March 2021
Cold and flu season may be behind us, but maintaining immune health is a year-round job.
By Michael Hartman, PhD

1 Focus on Micronutrients. One key lifestyle change to strengthen your immune system is adhering to a healthy diet with an emphasis on micronutrients. Filling nutrient gaps is vital. A large body of research shows that nutrient gaps can impair immune function and weaken the immune response. Micronutrients (vitamins and minerals such as B vitamins and magnesium) are critical for every stage of the immune response. Inadequate micronutrient intake is associated with compromised sleep quality and decreased production of antimicrobial peptides and white blood cells—all of which are associated with a weakened immune system.

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