"Feeding" Immunity?

A human’s health depends on the state of his immunity. the immune system is responsible for the fight against "invaders" of the organism: bacteria, viruses. It destroys cells when they become cancerous. Low physical activity, alcohol, smoking, bad ecology, snacks on the go, harmful substandard food, all of these have negative effects on immunity, and therefore on health.

Medical scientists have long known that proper nutrition is an essential factor in the normal functioning of the immune system. It is known that with age the immune reactions in the body weaken. Recent research by a specialist of the American Dietetic Association shows that proper nutrition can slow these processes and even stop them altogether.

For full immunity a system needs a variety of vitamins, minerals and nutrients. All the trace minerals the body needs it gets from food, so a varied balanced diet is necessary. Forget about mono-diet and starvation! It is better to think about how to organize your meals as efficiently as possible. Remember that:

Healthy eating leads to a strong immune system!

First, the immune system needs antioxidants. They neutralize free radicals. Vitamins C, E, A are the most powerful antioxidants and can be found in citrus fruits, carrots, vegetable oil and other products.

Vitamin C is one of the most effective immune system stimulators

Vitamin C is found in many fruits and vegetables. It employs mechanisms by which viruses can not penetrate the body’s cells. Vitamin C reduces the risk of cardio-vascular problems and prevents the development of atherosclerosis. We need a lot of Vitamin C, about 200 mg per day. For this we need to consume 5.7 servings of fruits and vegetables per day.

Vitamin E is the germ and cancer cell "killer"

Vitamin E stimulates the production of natural cells, "killers" who seek and destroy germs and cancer cells. It could even negate the age-related decline of immunity. the Harvard School of Public Health conducted studies to determine the role of vitamin E in human health. Specialists surveyed 87,000 nurses, conducted a series of other studies and found that vitamin E reduces the risk of heart attacks by 50%. the recommended dose of 30–60 mg per day is difficult to get from ordinary food; therefore, supplements are needed.

Vitamin A prolongs youth

Vitamin A is a powerful antioxidant, which literally "washes out" free radicals that accelerate aging from our body. It protects against cancer by stimulating the immune system and triggering mechanisms that leads to the destruction of cancer cells. However, excess vitamin A can be toxic. You should remember this if you don’t receive vitamin A from food but take it as a pill.

Selenium and zinc are the best friends of the immune system

Zinc and selenium are extremely important for the immune system. Zinc is a trace mineral that promotes skin regeneration and wound healing. It restores strength and activates the immune system. Selenium retards the aging process and strengthens the immune system. Zinc is found in meat, seafood, nuts, and eggs. Selenium is in liver, shellfish, kidney, cereals.

Essential fatty acids, Omega-3

Polyunsaturated fatty acids, Omega-3 stimulate the activity of phagocytes, white blood cells that absorb bacteria. Omega-3 is in flaxseed oil, fish (e.g. tuna, mackerel, salmon). It strengthens the immune system to defend the body against a wide variety of infections, has a beneficial effect on brain function, prevents the development of cardiovascular disease, improves performance and the overall tone of the body.

Amazing protein

Long-term studies on nutrition have shown that protein along with antioxidants, essential fatty acids, some minerals and vitamins is extremely important for the immune system. Scientific research professionals of the American Dietetic Association have confirmed that a shortage of high quality protein can lead to a depletion of immune cells to suspend the production of antibodies that cause other immune problems. But animal studies have shown that a 25% protein deficiency in the diet can significantly weaken the immune system.

Protein is an essential component of every cell in the body. It consists of 22 amino acids, each of which is necessary for growth and regeneration. 13 amino acids are produced by our body, and the remaining 9 we have to get out of food (they are called essential). Bone, muscle, cartilage, skin and blood all need protein. That is why it is so important that we eat right. the role of amino acids for a healthy immune system is hard to overestimate. For example, some medical clinics in Europe feed products which contain glutamine and arginine to patients before surgery since they have the unique ability to stimulate the immune system.

A lack of protein is a blow to the immune system

Many foods contain protein, but the best sources are beef, poultry, fish, eggs, dairy products, nuts, seeds and legumes. Proteins of animal origin such as meat and milk, are said to be complete, since they contain all nine essential amino acids.

Most plant proteins are considered incomplete because they lack one or more essential amino acids. For normal functioning of the immune system and the body as a whole we need all the components of protein. Vegetarians who do not eat meat, fish, poultry, eggs, dairy products, should remember to compensate for the lack of protein in the body, or health problems may not be avoided.

How to eat properly every day

To devise a healthy diet every day for yourself, so that the food contains the optimal amounts of vitamins, minerals and a balanced number of "desired" protein, "good" fats and "correct" carbohydrates, is difficult. Especially if at the same time we would like this food to be tasty and delicious!

You could solve this problem by means of a personal nutritionist and a personal chef…. But this is possible only for very few people. What about the rest?

To radically solve the problem of a healthy diet, a group of scientists from France have worked for decades to create unique food, dubbed ISIFFitness. One of the secrets of the ISIFFitness is that it contains all the functions of proteins.

ISIFFitness products contain the complete set of essential elements: 11 minerals (calcium, sodium, phosphorus, potassium, iron, zinc, copper, selenium, iodine, etc.), a complex of essential vitamins (A, B1, B2, B3, B5, B6, B9, B10, B12, C, D and E), as well as protein, carbohydrates, fibre, lipids, biotin and Omega 3 fatty acids in a perfectly balanced ratio. ISIFFitness shakes, soups and desserts are tasty, nutritious, and low in calories. You can prepare them instantly and in any situation.

Especially for those who care about their health, aimed at maintaining a good shape and well-being "Health and Longevity" program.

Proper nutrition is the key to our health!

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