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January 12, 2019 - AZ Big Media

4 ways to boost your immune system

4 ways to boost your immune system
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Power up with phytochemicals. Fruits, vegetables and other plants contain naturally occurring substances known as phytochemicals. Phytochemicals give fruits and vegetables their color and flavor. Phytochemicals act as soldiers in the immune system to protect the body from damage.

Studies show that phytochemicals help support the:

  • Immune system
  • Creation of healthy cells
  • Death of damaged cells (such as cancer cells)

VA: Phytochemicals, (phyto means plant in Greek) are naturally occurring compounds, thought to be largely responsible for the protective health benefits of plant-based foods and beverages, beyond those conferred by their vitamin and mineral contents.

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