The Power of Plants
Plants — Nature’s Wholesome Source Of Nutrition
Nature is a powerhouse of health-enhancing treasures. Natural, wholesome plants such as vegetables, fruits and herbs contribute to our good health and nutrition. They contain essential vitamins and minerals, and enhance the human immune system’s ability to fend off diseases.
Nutritional Immunology studies the link between plants and the immune system. This science advocates the use of phytochemicals, antioxidants and polysaccharides to nourish our immune system, thereby protecting our health.
Phytochemicals help plants withstand heat from the sun and ensure their survival. They are also of great benefit to the human body, bolstering the immune system and halting the development of cancer cells. The larger the amounts and varieties of phytochemicals included in our diets, the better their effect on our health.
Antioxidants are compounds that neutralize free radicals. Free radicals are highly reactive and unstable molecules that cause destruction in the human body, resulting in chronic illnesses and even cancer. It has been proven that plant-derived antioxidants can eliminate free radicals and help prevent possible free radical damage in our bodies.
Polysaccharides are long chains of sugars commonly found in some mushrooms. Research has shown that mushroom polysaccharides can inhibit tumor growth by activating immune cells. Polysaccharides help to balance the immune system and enable it to destroy existing cancer cells and viruses.
For years, E. Excel has dedicated itself to research in Nutritional Immunology to understand the powerful benefits that each type of plant can bring to the human body. Plants are our most complete and varied source of nutrition to date. However, we are not taking enough varieties of plants to get sufficient phytochemicals, antioxidants and polysaccharides. We must change our dietary habits to obtain sufficient amounts of plant foods, so that we can have healthy immune systems to defend against diseases and maintain our wellbeing.