The Respiratory system
By: Destiny Locklear
How it relates to immunity
Mucus, produced by specialized cells lining the airway walls, is sticky and traps a great deal of the inhaled dust, pollen, bacteria, and viruses.
The body's use of nutrients
According to the American Lung Association, carbohydrates produce more carbon dioxide than protein or fat. Therefore, a diet high in carbohydrates puts more stress on the respiratory system by requiring the lungs to release an abundance of carbon dioxide.