Exercise and Nutritional Immunology. A Three-Part Series: Part 2: Micro and Supplemental Immune Health

Exercise and Nutritional Immunology. A Three-Part Series: Part 2: Micro and Supplemental Immune Health

Created by Karlyn Grimes, MS RD LDN CSSD+
(biography click here)

The first article in this three-part series outlined the current macronutrient guidelines for carbs, proteins, fats and fluids that have been shown to fortify and strengthen the immune system. Part two will take a look at the little guys (aka the micronutrients) who discreetly but impressively support optimal functioning of this intricate system.
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Exercise and Nutritional Immunology. A Three-Part Series: Part 1: Macro Immune Health

Exercise and Nutritional Immunology. A Three-Part Series: Part 1: Macro Immune Health

Created by Karlyn Grimes, MS RD LDN CSSD+
(biography click here)

It’s pretty simple: the healthier an athlete, the more they can train. This means focusing on proper nutrition to support your entire body, including your immune system. Intensified training, low energy and macro- and micronutrient availability, psychological stress, sleep disruption, and suboptimal recovery can all affect the immune system. To help keep the immune system in tip-top shape, this three-part series will outline immune-supportive rules to live by, including key macro- (carbs, protein, fat and fluids) and micronutrient (vitamin and minerals) recommendations, guidelines for immune-friendly nutritional supplements, and a handful of general lifestyle habits.
Let’s start with the macronutrient basics…
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