I’m sure that the idea of maintaining a robust immune system isn’t new to you. But let’s look at a couple of ways to keep the body free from nasty toxins, which as it happens, is relevant to a strong immune system anyway!
This is particularly timely right now, as we’re all trying to do what we can to protect ourselves in the face of a sharp rise in Covid cases across the country.
Antioxidants protect us from disease
Antioxidants are the group of nutrients that protect our cells from free radical damage. Free radical damage is the destruction of healthy cells that leads to disease.
Our cells are under constant attack from poor diet, pollution, chemicals and stress, to name just a few. Each day, each cell in the human body endures 104 hits from free radicals – that’s about three hundred trillion hits to the body per day!
These may result in damage to membrane lipids, proteins, nucleic acids and carbohydrates, which can result in cancer, neurological diseases, lung diseases, diabetes, vascular diseases, autoimmune diseases, ageing and eye disease.
Simply put, antioxidant nutrients scavenge, mop up and remove free radicals from the body. They are considered cheap insurance against the onset of chronic disease. The most common antioxidant nutrients are Vitamin C, Vitamin E, Zinc, Selenium and Co-Enzyme Q10.
So what can we do?
Diet is important
Consuming foods with high antioxidant qualities is linked to a decrease in cancer and heart disease, and these antioxidants also help to reduce the risk of Alzheimer’s. In fact, healthy ‘live’ foods like fruit, vegetables nuts and pulses are associated with a decrease in risk of most chronic diseases. Eliminate refined sugar and sweeteners from your diet too – they’re bad. Really bad!
Supplements are a very good option here too. But be wary. Antioxidants in synthetic supplements are fundamentally different to antioxidants in foods and Foodstate supplements. In addition, taking more of these chemical supplements is not a solution to achieving better results.
98% of so-called ‘natural’ vitamins and minerals are made from the same manufactured synthetic chemicals. These unnatural nutrients will:
- Never be a truly complete nutrient source
- Never replace all the functions of food/herbal vitamins and minerals
- Always be unnatural substances to the body
- Always strain the body by requiring that it detoxify or somehow dispose of their unnatural structures/chemicals
- Never be utilised, absorbed, and retained the same as food/herbal nutrients
- Never have the proven antioxidant effects of food nutrients
- Always be industrial products, composed of petroleum-derivatives, hydrogenated sugars, and/or industrially-processed rocks
- Never build optimal health the same as food nutrients
Nature has created us to only recognise and use food nutrients effectively. Our Foodstate antioxidants can claim the same benefits as natural food antioxidants.
We’ve combined the most potent antioxidants (Vitamins C and E, the minerals Selenium and Zinc, Beta-Carotene and Co-Enzyme Q10) in a single product to help protect against the harmful effects of free radicals and boost the immune system too.