The immune system is a complex set of cells that work together to defend the body from foreign pathogens. All cells require all nutrients, including vitamins, minerals and adequate protein and calories. Immune cells are highly active, and rely especially upon a balanced diet filled with these nutrients. The Dietary […]
Nutrition and Health
Fruits and vegetables provide fiber, essential vitamins and minerals, and phytonutrients. “Phyto” refers to the Greek word for plant. Phytonutrients, sometimes called phytochemicals, are chemicals produced by the plant to aid in growth and defense against predators, bacteria and fungi, and environmental threats, such as UV light. You can think […]
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