NUTRITION AND YOU

Boost your immunity with antioxidants

Immunity refers to our body’s ability to prevent and fight off infection. The immune system – the system responsible for our body’s immunity – is complex and involves many tissues and organs, including skin, white blood cells, bone marrow and lymph, just to name a few.1

There are simple lifestyle choices we can make to help keep our immunity at its best. A nutritious, balanced diet, regular exercise, and generally all the things that improve our gut health and heart health.

The relationship between nutrition, infection and immunity is well known. One component of a nutritious diet that is particularly important to a strong immune system is antioxidants.2 Antioxidants are our body’s first line of defence against free radicals – unstable molecules that can damage body cells.2

Common antioxidants found in the diet include vitamin E, vitamin C, selenium, copper, iron and zinc. Each of these antioxidants improve different immune functions and so have an important role in improving our defence against disease.2

Up the antioxidants with Ensure

Ensure contains several antioxidants including Vitamin C, Vitamin E, zinc and selenium to help support your immune health.3

References

  1. Health Direct. Immune System. Available at: https://www.healthdirect.gov.au/immune-system. Accessed on 2 October 2018.
  2. Puertollano MA. Curr Top Med Chem 2011;11(14):1752-66.
  3. Abbott Australasia. Ensure Product Information. Data on file.