Protein; vitamins A, C, and E; zinc; and probiotics are some of the many nutrients that come together to support the immune system. To get these nutrients:
- Eat a balanced diet of proteins (meat, seafood, eggs, beans, and peas), carbohydrates (especially whole grains), and fats (especially in seeds and oils).
- Choose a variety of fruits and vegetables in different colors. Try to include a fruit or vegetable at every meal or snack.
- Add in some fermented foods and drinks, such as yogurt, sauerkraut, tempeh, and kimchi.
Remember to get plenty of sleep, manage stress, and — most importantly — wash your hands!