When it comes to health, there are a lot of myths flying around out there. And your immune system is not… immune to myths, either. There are several ways to bolster your immunity, but it doesn’t mean you have to try any magical methods.
Strengthening your immune system can help you fight off viruses and disease, and there are even some ties to your emotional well being too. Let’s take a closer look at some truths (and not-so-truths) about keeping your immune system in check…
Myth: Supplements Alone Will Enhance Your Immunity
While your body needs many essential vitamins and nutrients and vitamins to maintain your immune system, such as vitamin C, buying up supplements off the shelf may be a waste of effort (and not to mention money). The Wall Street Journal cites medical professionals who say that many supplements might not do any good when it comes to strengthening your natural defense system.
However, the source does say you should ensure you eat a healthy diet that consists of “colorful” fruits and veggies that are packed with immune-boosters such as zinc and vitamin D (the latter which could actually benefit from supplements in some cases, it adds).