Change of Season and Your Immunity
One often sees a spike in illness when there is a change of season. As the season changes, our bodies try to adapt to the changing environmental temperature. The immune system of the body may also be challenged when exposed to sudden changes in temperature. It may make the body more vulnerable to infections. This is more likely for people who don’t get enough nutrients; they suffer more infections than well-nourished people. The most affected are the children and the elderly of the family. The immune system needs certain nutrients to work efficiently. Nutrition, exercise and hygiene can boost immunity so that the body is able to ward off illnesses. This article is an attempt to help you navigate through the changing temperatures and the onslaught of allergens.
Assistant Professor, Department of Food and Nutrition, Lady Irwin College, University of Delhi
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