Overview of Immune Boosters, System in Health, Fitness.

Fitness: Overview of immune boosters in health and fitness. What boosts your immune system for fitness..

Family Site Since 1997

Fitness and Health

Health and Fitness: Overview of Immune System Boosters
Overview of immune boosters for immune system in health and fitness.

By Rob McLean

Fitness: A low-fat diet, antioxidants, and minerals are all immune system boosters.

The role of fitness in health: 


Components of a powerful immune system

1. A low-fat diet:

Many health experts such as Dallas’ Dr. Cooper are beginning to recommend a diet with 20% of total calories in fats and only 8% or less of those in saturated, animal fats. This is more than cutting out red meat, guys and gals. This is predominantly vegetarian plates here.

Dean Ornish, MD, recommends a diet of 10% fat (no animal or fish fats and no fruits or vegetables high in saturated fat such as coconut), 15% protein, and 75% carbohydrates for heart and artery health.

Before you try the fat-free diet, however, remember that balance. We all need a very small amount of fat to stay healthy. However, I have never read any research that says we need any animal fat for health–not even fish!

Certainly we don’t need any of the food industry’s invention: hydrogenated fat.

Read those labels because hydrogenated fat, from everything I can read, does as much or more damage to your health as saturated fat. This is an artificial fat used by the food industry to make food stay fresh longer. This long shelf-life helps the food industry’s bottom line while hurting your health line. Just don’t buy it!

I have read research materials and studies that state we need polyunsaturated and monounsaturated fat in our diets, all of which can come from plants and should remain nonhydrogenated, for good health.

2. Antioxidants:

Vitamins C, E, and B6, beta-carotene that the body uses to make Vitamin A, and bioflavonoids all boost the immune system, help prevent disease, and even slow the aging process. Eat carrots, baked potatoes, sweet potatoes (not yams), broccoli, cantaloupe, papaya, apples, almonds, brown rice, wild rice, rice bran, sunflower seeds, bananas, and pinto, lima, garbanzo, or kidney beans. Tea, especially green tea, and red wine contribute  bioflavonoids.

If you must supplement with a pill, keep doses small. Remember balance and forego the American way of "if some is good, more must be better."

3. Minerals:

Plants are the middle men here for these minerals to get from the soil to your body. Grains, shellfish, beans, sea vegetables, spinach, tofu, nuts, raisins, mushrooms, and almonds contribute to the minerals in your body.




More information about health and fitness issues



Minerals are important to our immune system and our overall health, although much more research needs to be done. Elinor Levy Ph.D. biophysicist and professor of immunology at Boston University School of Medicine, specifically does not recommend supplements for iron and selenium.

Many scientists feel that more needs to be known about balance in minerals before supplements are necessary or even recommended. For example, zinc can impair the immune response if too much is taken. One more reason to eat your food, not pop pills.

More ->
<- Back

Additional information about health and fitness.



Outstanding Links
Singles Personals 
SOLO for Singles 
Alternative Medicine 
Baby’s Sign Language 
Be a Matchmaker 
Birthday Book 
Blended Family 
Boys: Parenting 
Breast Feeding  
Choose Personal Matchmaker 
Discipline Your Child 
Dr. Luv 
Eating Healthy 
Elder Housing 
Esteem for Children 
Gender Understanding 
Games for Kids
Gifts for Men 
Gifts for Women 
Girls: Parenting 
Heart Express  
Holistic Health 
Kids’ Activities 
Kids’ Games 
Kids’ Toys 
Intimate Lovers 
Love & Chemistry 
Love & Marriage 
Organic Gardening 
Organic Food 
Second Marriage 
Senior Cohousing
Shopping Place 
Single Parents 
Spoiling Infants 
Sports & Recreation 
Teens: by/for teens 
Toys for Kids 
Travel with Kids 
Dating Web 
Dating Again 
Dating Tips 
Dating with Kids 
Dinner-Match   Intimacy-Opposite Sex 
Local Singles Webs 
Love Poems & Quotes 
Lying and Dating 
Safely Single 
Single Rose 
Single Seniors 
Singles Meet 
Speed Dating 
Suddenly Single 
Living Tips 
Beauty Tips 
Dating/Meeting Tips for Singles 
Love & Romance Tips 
Lunchbox Notes 
Math/Science Fun for Kids 
Stay in Touch with Kids-Grandkids 
Free Newsletters 
Senior Cohousing  
DFW Earth/Green Living 


Return to Index:Health and Fitness

GreenBuilding and Remodeling

Copyright © 1997-2008 CyberParent. All rights reserved.
Note: The opinions expressedherein are exclusively those of the writers and do not necessarily reflect theposition of CyberParent. They are not intended to take the place of advice of ahealth, legal, or other professional whose expertise you might need to seek.

You might also like More from author