Answer: Yes, you can boost your immune system through your diet.
Is there an immune-boosting diet? The answer is yes — but there is no need to download or print a list of specific superfoods for your next shopping trip. “You’re not going to see the benefit that you want to see by eating a large amount of one single nutrient or food component,” Meydani explained. That’s because the body’s cellular immune response relies on harmonious interactions between different micronutrients found in a huge variety of whole foods. Therefore, the best route to a healthy immune system is to eat a large variety of fresh and colorful red, yellow, orange, blue and green fruits and vegetables each day, along with some high-quality whole grains, a bit of lean protein and a splash of healthy oils.