7 Worst Foods For Your Immunity


M.Sc. Nutrition & Dietetics

Navneet Kaur


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Our diet and food choices significantly impact our immune health. You must be aware of common immunity-boosting foods. Let's talk about foods that may harm or affect immune system functioning.  Image credit - Freepik


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Added sugar can increase inflammation in the body and may harm our immune health. It is good to limit the intake of sugary foods & beverages like colas, pastries, cakes, ice creams, and candies. Image credit - Freepik

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Studies support that diets high in salt can impair immune functioning. Hence, limiting the intake of table salt and processed foods with high salt content is advisable. Image credit - Freepik

2. High Salt Foods

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Processed foods like meats are high in saturated fats and low in good fats, which can aggravate inflammation and suppress immunity. Image credit - Freepik

3. Processed Foods

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Fast foods like pizza, burgers, etc. have been linked with a weak immune system. They may contain chemicals like phthalates that can alter the hormonal and immune balance. Image credit - Freepik

4. Junk Foods

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Studies have linked fried foods with an increased risk of infections and a weak immune system as they are high in compounds called advanced glycation end products (AGEs). Image credit - Freepik

5. Fried Foods

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Eating highly refined carbs or maida like white bread and sugary baked goods frequently may harm the immune system and alter the gut balance. Image credit - Freepik

6. Foods High In Refined Carbs

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Omega-6 fats are considered good fats, and we need them to function. However, excess intake of omega-6 fats can give rise to increased inflammation in the body. Image credit - Freepik

7. Foods High In Omega-6 Fats

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