Can Meat Really Boost Immunity?

Did you Know that Game Meats are not only high in protein, they are also high in B Vitamins and Fatty Acids that aids in balancing the inflammatory response?

These are crucial nutrients for balancing the inflammatory response and down- regulating the cytokines that cause inflammation.


We have probably heard about the term – Cytokine storm. The aggressive inflammatory response to the invasion of a certain virus going around. Cytokines are important for the immune response. However, in the case of a storm – a flood of cytokines is released into the blood, and the result of this overflow can be catastrophic.

What can we do about it? We can give the cells what they need.

Protein is vital for strong immunity, as it is required to manufacture all cells – including the immune system’s antibodies and enzymes. Protein is made up of amino acids, like glutathione – a potent antioxidant and detoxifier.

Vitamin B may activate a special type of immune cell called T cells, that live in the lungs and the gut. Not only do T-cells help kill infected cells, T cells also contribute to long-lasting immunity. How? T cells have a memory that enables them to recognize specific viral proteins so the immune system can fight them off.

And all cell’s membranes are made up of fatty acids. Giving them the ability to modulate the inflammatory response.

Certain nutrients are REQUIRED for the immune cells to attend to our needs, let’s attend to theirs too.

There you have it. Even meat has its many benefits. And if consumed in moderation, can reduce inflammation, boost antioxidant activity, and ensure you are getting a healthy dose of protein every day.

Published by sharlene25

Sharlene Almond is the author of the genre-bending Annabella Cordova series, and a New Zealand travel book Journey in little Paradise. She has written a range of health, writing and body language articles; contributing as a guest writer on other blogs. Over the last ten years, Sharlene has attained qualifications in Body Language, Criminology, Journalism, Editing, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Pet Care, and Animal Behaviour. While setting up an online nutritional business, she is studying to specialize in Medicinal Cannabis and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. Sharlene is also currently editing her second Annabella Cordova novel, with two others in the works. To support her online business, Sharlene sends out a trimonthly newsletter covering health, body language, writing, and even articles centered on health topics for your pet.

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