“A strong immune system doesn’t guarantee your body can fight off every flu bug, but it’s a powerful defense,” said Heather Mangieri, a registered dietitian and spokeswoman for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, in a news release. “Good nutrition is essential to a strong immune response.”
In fact, “a mild deficiency of even one nutrient may make a difference in your body’s ability to fight infection,” she said.
Source: Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics news release
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