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Updated 22 September 2016

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Research shows that diets that are too low in protein can cause the immune system to become depleted.

So make sure you eat protein-rich foods, especially fish, eggs and yogurt.

For the latest on flu jabs and cold remedies, visit the Cold & Flu Centre.

 
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