Learn how to protect your immune system!

We all know how important our health, immune system and our life are. Any problem that may arise in connection with this can put more or less our life in danger. We need a steady and balanced intake of all vitamins and minerals essential for our immune system to function properly, to protect it against infections and diseases. Some disorders, such as arthritis or multiple sclerosis may result from immune system attack against its own tissues of the body. These are called autoimmune diseases.

As with any disease, there are many factors that can have a negative effect on our immune system such as excessive alcohol and caffeine consumption or inhalation of heavy metals such as lead or mercury, tobacco smoke and other pollutants in the atmosphere. When the pollutants or toxic substances are absorbed by the body, they weaken the effectiveness of minerals and vitamins in foods and are sometimes described as anti-nutrients.

Studies reveal the fact that the immune system plays a role in the prevention of cancer. It is considered a special type of white blood cells that are part of our immune system can identify tumoural cells by their changes in the surface membrane.

weak-immune-systemDiet also plays an important role the resistance of our immune system. To improve the body’s natural resistance, a diet should provide ample amounts of vitamins and minerals, antioxidants, and natural protective substances found in plants. These substances are called bioflavonoids. Antioxidants also help to neutralize free radicals in excess, produced in the body’s natural defense mechanisms. Foods such as fish, poultry, dairy diet, grains and legumes are good sources of minerals. Foods such as cheese, eggs and liver are good sources of vitamin A; and spinach, sweet potatoes, carrots are good sources of beta-carotene that should be daily consumed by people in order to provide the necessary surplus of vitamins for our body.

If something terrible happens to your immune system such as a disease, you might want to think of purchasing a senior life insurance. Old age is a harsh stage of life and you must protect yourself and your loved ones against the unthinkable. You can buy a life insurance for seniors   by filling out quote forms available on our website. For other details, please visit other sections of our website!