There is hope. Your innate and adaptive immune system both need the right types of cells in the right quantities to work properly. If you want to give yourself a fighting chance, figuring out the best way to maintain the right number of immune cells is key. How do you do that?
“That’s the million dollar question,” says Megan Meyer, director of science communication at the International Food Information Council, a nonprofit organization focused on providing science-backed nutrition research to the public.
This all means that eating a wide variety of fruits and vegetables will probably help your body maintain a healthy and stable immune system; one that can jump into action as soon as you need it. And of course, get your flu shot. No excuses.