Day after day, we are surrounded by bacteria, viruses and fungi. But to prevent ourselves from constantly getting sick, our body has a defense system, a fortress, so to speak, to fight these microscopic disease-causing agents: our immune system.
The immune system is an intricate and complex network of organs, cell types and molecules. The stronger this network is and the better it works together, the less susceptible we are to disease and the faster we can deal with the pathogens in the event of infection.
We have a few tips for you on how to make your body’s own bulwark against these pathogens. And that includes a diverse diet with lots of fresh fruit and vegetables. One recommendation to start with: always eat a good variety of food.
The more diverse your diet, the greater the range of vitamins and trace elements you consume.Your immune system loves trace elements such as zinc, iron, copper, selenium and magnesium, which are contained in salads, green leafy vegetables (chard,