Issue 40: Nourishing your immune system

Are you preared for cold and flu seasonn this year? Read on to learn more about nutrition for immune function.

It's hard to believe it's fall. Summer seems to have flown by in the blink of an eye, and now many of us are digging out our sweaters and embracing pumpkin everything.   While the cooler temperatures are a welcome change for some, they also herald the beginning of cold and flu season. And this year is predicted to be a doozy.    With that in mind, we've rounded up our best science-backed resources on nutrition for cold and flu season. From vitamin D to probiotics, we've examined the latest research on immune-supporting nutrients to help keep the bugs at bay this season.   Here's to staying healthy, Elos! 

1. Unique, science-backed ways to support your immune system.

While it's almost impossible to avoid germs altogether, there are a few simple things you can do to keep your immune defenses in tip-top condition. (Some of them may surprise you)!
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2. Why suboptimal vitamin D may lead to poor immune function. 

Low vitamin D is associated with linked with upper respiratory infections, COVID-19, and some autoimmune diseases. Check your levels (with Elo) to stay ahead of cold-weather bugs.

3. Eat more plants to optimize immunity.

Fruits and veggies offer immune-supporting nutrients such as vitamin C, polyphenols, fiber, vitamin A, and more. Here are a few ideas for sneaking in more plants this cold season.
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4. Why probiotics might be the best-kept secret for keeping colds at bay. 

A growing body of evidence indicates that taking a daily probiotic may help protect against respiratory infections in children and adults. However, that's not the only benefit of good gut bacteria.