There are more bacteria in our guts than there are cells in our body—we’re outnumbered ten to one. These critters—the friendly ones at least—play many important parts, from helping us digest our food to defending against infections to manufacturing neurotransmitters such as serotonin.
Nutrition plays a large role in immune function. Our bodies rely heavily on the macronutrients protein, fat, and carbohydrates to sustain energy, growth, metabolism, and cellular repair. Three of the many phytonutrients that can be taken to charge-up your immune system this winter are polyphenols, allicin, and ginsenosides.
Have you been to the gym lately? Wow, it’s busy! A lot of people have new weight loss resolutions and while exercise plays an important role so too, does your nutrition.