Fight the Flu With Food


by Rebecca Turner, Our Mississippi Home

With cold and flu cases on the rise, you may be looking for ways to boost your immune system. But first, you need to understand your immune system and your limitations to making it bulletproof. Our immune system is a complex network of organs, cells, and proteins that defend the body against infections caused by germ (microbe) invaders. A healthy immune system records past intruders that it has successfully defeated. It will recognize and destroy the microbe faster and more efficiently the next time it enters your body. Super cool!

Everyone should want to take precautions within their control to keep a robust and responsive immune system. But beware, there is no magic pill, powder, or potion that will ensure an everlasting healthy defense. Like all barriers, it will weaken over time…

This article first appeared on Our Mississippi Home.

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