When thinking about supporting your immune system, it's better to target the whole body. Whilst we are in this vitally important lock down, re-setting your diet may be one of the best things you ever do for your health and the health of the environment.
Reducing inflammation is vital in supporting a healthier immune system. “Cleaning” up your diet is really about removing foods and substances from you diet that can create an overload of inflammation.
When you eat a food in large amounts every day like wheat, meat, refined sugars, junk foods and dairy – it can make the immune system over respond causing inflammation. Viruses that cause colds and flu create even more inflammation as the body’s immune system releases cytokines to kill the pathogen. It’s the inflammation that makes you feel so ill and can cause complications.
There are two ways to support your immune function 1. Make sure it has all the nutrients it needs to function correctly and 2. Remove (or drastically reduce) those foods and substances that cause inflammation.