Published March 29, 2020 on taffeta.com
No one has any immunity to Covid-19 because it is a novel virus, but with the medical system overworked and everything else going on, staying as healthy as possible is super important. Maintaining a healthy diet, high in plant-based foods, is one of the most important things we can do to maintain a strong immune system.
The immune system is not a single entity that exists in the body, but a system of tissues, cells and organs that work together to fight off threats to our health. The skin, tonsils, spleen, lymph nodes, digestive system, and bone marrow all play a part in the immune system.
Bone marrow produces white blood cells, which play an especially important role in our immune systems by creating antibodies that identify and destroy harmful organisms.
The food we eat plays a crucial role in the development of white blood cells. People who eat a diet high in fruits, vegetables, whole grains, nuts and seeds tend to have higher functioning white blood cells than people who eat more processed or high-fat foods because they naturally consume more vitamins and minerals, which aid in cell production, and antioxidants that reduce cellular inflammation.
Continue reading my article on Taffeta.com to get an immune-boosting salad recipe with turmeric-ginger dressing. Enjoy!