Good nutrition is critical to support a healthy immune system. There is a strong relationship between poor nutritional status and compromised immunity1. Below, are seven essential nutrients that are known to support immune health2-8.
7 Key Nutrients to Support Immune Health:
People who are at the highest risk for compromised immune health are those who do not get adequate amounts of food in their diets, do not have access to foods with key nutrients, are malnourished, or have certain health conditions that may require additional nutrition support.
Sometimes it’s hard to get enough of all the immune system supporting nutrients you need from your diet alone. Drinking an oral nutrition shake like Ensure or Glucerna is a convenient way to help supplement your diet. Look for shakes that contain the key nutrients protein, vitamin A, antioxidants, zinc and vitamin D.
Your diet is an important part of maintaining good health. So, follow a balanced diet, ensure you stay hydrated with adequate fluids and electrolytes. Fill each plate with produce, lean meats, dairy and healthy fats — this can help you get the nutrition you need to help keep your immune system strong.
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Eating Soup on a Ketogenic Diet
You’ve educated yourself, talked to your healthcare provider and made the leap to the ketogenic diet – a very high fat, moderate protein, very low carb approach to fueling your body. And by now you are a meal prep superstar and probably looking to add some variety to your menu. Soups can be a great place to start. The right soup can help you stay hydrated, nourished, and on target with fat intake to fuel and support ketone levels.