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Q What are the best foods for my immune system?

The World's Healthiest Foods are health-promoting foods that can help bolster your immune system. While all the WHFoods are important for ensuring optimal nutrition and good health, you should select foods rich in vitamin A (including beta-carotene and the other carotenoids), vitamin E, and vitamin C for specific immune nourishment. The best sources of vitamins C, A and carotenoids include carrots, spinach, cabbage, kale, red bell peppers, mustard greens, oranges and melons. Many aspects of our immune function can be compromised when we are deficient in vitamin C. Food rich in vitamin A can be especially important for supporting the lining of our lungs and function of our lymph glands. You can use our Recipe Assistant to find recipes that contain these foods, like our Mediterranean Kale or our Romaine and Avocado Salad. Vitamin E foods are important for maintenance of our white blood cell function. (Our white cells are one of the major components of our immune system). Foods rich in vitamin E include the green leafy vegetables, sunflower seeds and almonds. The minerals selenium and zinc are also particularly important when it comes to immune support. Both of these minerals are commonly found in nuts, seeds, and mushrooms.

You can learn more from this article on our website. What foods are good for my immune system?

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