A Healthy Immune System

A healthy immune system is one that keeps us feeling and looking our best. When our bodies sense a foreign substance, the immune system is triggered to make antibodies, protecting us from germs. Because this is our first line of defense against infectious disease, we must do what we can to strengthen our immune systems. But what can we do?

According to Harvard Health School, the idea of boosting your immunity is enticing, but the ability to do so has proven elusive for several reasons. “The immune system is exactly that – a system, not a single entity. To function well, it requires balance and harmony.”

Research is being done on the effects of diet, exercise, and other lifestyle factors on the immune response, but until we have a proven scientific answer for how to improve our immune systems, we must try to put ourselves in the best possible position to fight off unwanted illnesses.

A truly healthy immune system relies on a balanced diet, lots of exercise, and regular, restful sleep. Although getting adequate nutrition is best achieved by eating a varied diet based on fruits, vegetables and other healthy foods, many of us would benefit from the addition of a daily supplement. Iron, Selenium, and especially Zinc are among the many micronutrients our body needs daily to perform at its peak. Whether in tablet/capsule form or in vitamin and mineral supplemented beverages or other foods, Dr. Paul Lohmann@ is working hard to create compounds that are effective and that do not interfere with the flavor or texture of the foods they are meant to enhance.

“Immune health becomes even more important as we age, so products like meal-replacement beverages and other supplements can really make a difference for seniors.”

The best way to strengthen your immune system is to follow a healthy lifestyle – Don’t smoke, eat a diet high in fruits and vegetables, take a daily multi-vitamin and mineral supplement, exercise regularly, and take steps to avoid infection with frequent hand washing.

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