Having a robust immune system is vital to keep you at your peak. Learn the factors which affect your immune system and how you can use nutrition to support your immunity.
The immune system consists of complex interconnected network of cells to deal with invading pathogens.
Physical and psychological demands of training can cause short-term reduction in immunity, making athletes more susceptible to infection.
Risk is particularly heightened by; high volumes of training, psychological stress, lack of sleep, or when attempting to reduce body fat (dieting).
How nutrition can help
A well balanced nutrition plan containing sufficient carbohydrates and fat for energy, protein for tissue maintenance and micro nutrients for cellular protection is the priority.
Firstly, ensure you don't have deficiency in: vitamins A, B6, B12, C, D, E and Iron.
Adding the following, in specific scenarios, may further benefit immunity: polyphenols, vitamin C, probiotics and zinc.
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