The Immune System

The Immune System defends the body from invasion and remembers every enemy it meets. Vitamins, minerals and proteins help keep this defenese system on the alert.

The Immune System defends us agaisnt threats from both utside and inside the body. Most often, the external threats are infections caused by invading bacteria, viruses, and fungi, while abnormal or cancerous cells pose the major internal threats.

In addition, this complex system oversees the repair of tissues that are injured by wounds or disease.


  • Fruits and leafy vegetables for Vitamin A and C; wheat germ and fortified cereals for Vitamin E
  • Whole-wheat breads, cereals, legumes for protein, zinc and iron

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