Now that we are in cold and flu season, it is important to focus on nutrients that help boost the immune system or aid in keeping it in tip top shape. Vitamin A is one of those nutrients that plays an important role in immunity. It is vital in maintaining your body’s natural defenses including the mucous barriers that protect your eyes, lungs, and gut. This barrier is one of your first lines of defense and helps to trap bacteria and other infectious agents from entering the body. And equally as important, vitamin A is involved in the production and function of white blood cells which help capture and clear bacteria and other pathogens from your blood stream. Being deficient in vitamin A can increase your susceptibility to infections and delay recovery when you are sick.
Learn more about Vitamin A and which foods you should be eating with this nutrient to help boost your immune system by downloading this month’s newsletter.
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