A healthy immune system will help the body deal with bacteria and viruses, including COVID-19. Foods that support the immune system are a variety of fruits and vegetables, nuts, seeds, and beans; high-fiber foods; oily fish; and lean meat. These foods sustain a healthy immune system in the following ways:
- Fruits, vegetables, nuts, seeds, and beans are a source of vitamins and minerals;
- High-fiber foods promote healthy gut bacteria;
- Oily fish provides Omega 3 fatty acids; and
- Lean meat is a source of iron and Vitamin B12.
If your doctor approves them, supplements can be used to fill the vitamin, mineral, and Omega 3 gap.
Takeaway: Good nutrition supports a healthy immune system, which helps the body fight illness.
University of Southampton, Healthy Diet with Nutritional Supplements Support Body in Fight Against COCID-19, Neuroscience News, Apr 23, 2020 https://neurosciencenews.com/diet-coronavirus-16234/