A dietary defense against disease: Proper nutrition can boost your immune system

Notes Jody Margolis, registered dietitian nutritionist at UCI’s Student Health Center and Center for Student Wellness & Health Promotion, “there are health disparities and social justice issues that contribute to a poor diet, unhealthy weight and increased risk of developing chronic conditions that may raise one’s risk for a poor outcome related to COVID-19.” The good news is that eating healthy doesn’t have to be expensive or terribly time-consuming. Below are tips on how to fortify the immune system by eating the right foods while staying within one’s budget.