Wondering about ways you can give your immune system some support? There’s a lot of talk out there about products or supplements that are supposed to help prevent illness by enhancing your immune system, but it turns out that good old-fashioned healthy habits and foods are the best way to keep your immune system in top shape.
In this series, we will be covering what actions you can do in your day to day routine to provide support for your immune system and keep bugs at bay.
It’s good to remember that your body’s first line of defense against intruders like viruses and bacteria is your skin. One of the best practices for preventing the spread of illnesses like the cold or flu is proper hand hygiene. Regularly wash your hands with soap and water in situations like before and after eating, after using the restroom, and after being in crowded areas like buses. Try to avoid touching your face as much as possible to prevent getting possible pathogens from your hands into your mouth, nose, or eyes.
Reviewed by Heather King, MS, RDN, CDE
on March 20, 2020. Heather is a Certified Diabetes Educator, has been a Registered Dietitian for over 12 years and is Brook's Health Director.