Author : D, Monesh Babu J
European Journal of Molecular & Clinical Medicine,
2020, Volume 7, Issue 1, Pages 161-168
The most basic definition of immunity is that the ability of the organism to resist the invasion of microorganisms and harmful substances.A well-functioning system is vital for survival. The system should be perpetually alert, observation for signs of invasion or danger.Adequate and acceptable nutrition is needed for all cells to function optimally and this includes the cells in the immune system.The immune system plays a major role in keeping our body healthy and prevents various diseases, especially the viral diseases. It is important to take immune boosting adequately through a balanced diet.. The aim of the present study is to assess the impact of food on the immune system.Approval was obtained from the institutional review board, prior to the start of the study. Simple random sampling was done. A total of 141 participants were involved in the study. Self administered questionnaire of close ended questions was prepared related to the immune system and distributed through online survey forms “GOOGLE FORMS”. SPSS software was used to analyse the results. Chi square test was used as inferential statistics. Results:The present study observed that 93.4 % of the participants responded that the survey was useful and they have gained maximum knowledge about the importance of food on immunity.The present study thus concluded that the food plays a major role in boosting immunity.