Fats have long received negative press, but in recent years, more and more people are embracing the benefits of the healthy types. While it's still not ideal to consume excess fried and processed foods, the fats found in olive oil, fatty fish like salmon, and other natural options — specifically omega-3 fatty acids — can give your immune system an added kick. One of the ways these previously maligned nutrients give back is by decreasing inflammation. Though it's a natural reaction to invading pathogens, inflammation can suppress immunity, leaving you more prone to catching the latest bug. Be sure to balance fat intake with other healthful foods, though, as too much fat overall has been linked to lowered immunity.
This site offers information designed for educational purposes only. You should not rely on any information on this site as a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, treatment, or as a substitute for, professional counseling care, advice, diagnosis, or treatment. If you have any concerns or questions about your health, you should always consult with a physician or other healthcare professional.