What you eat affects how well your immune system works. That’s because food contains the nutrients your immune cells need to fight off viruses, bacteria, and chronic diseases.
A healthy diet full of fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and lean protein can help keep your immune system running at its best. Some foods serve up plenty of these vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants. But you’ll want to steer clear of others, like those high in sugar and sodium. They could dampen your immune response.
Learn what foods you should add to your grocery list -- and which ones you should take off the menu to stay healthy.