Certain foods contain vitamins and minerals that are good for your heart, eyes, digestive system, nerves, etc. These vitamins and minerals mostly repair damaged cells, which is why they are good for certain organs and systems. However, in order to prevent any damage to these systems and organs via bacterial or viral infections and diseases, a healthy immune system is necessary.
The immune system is not a single organ, and consists of cells, tissues, chemicals, proteins, and organs that work together to defend our bodies against microorganisms and germs. The white blood cells in the human body are formed in the bone marrow and move through the tissue and blood to fight foreign bodies. They are the body’s “soldiers” and every time they encounter a new foreign body, the immune system makes a “record” of it so that when that same foreign body is encountered in the future, it will be able to defeat it much easier and quicker. The immune system is the body’s first line of defence against bacterial and viral infections and it is therefore important to keep it healthy so that it can keep you healthy. While many factors play a role in keeping the immune system strong – such as exercise, reduced stress and fatigue, a good posture, etc. – nutrition plays the biggest part.
There are many vitamins and minerals that boost the immune system. For example, vitamin C in citrus fruits, strawberries, spinach, broccoli, etc. is one of the biggest immune boosters; as well as vitamin B6 (found in green vegetables, chickpeas, etc.), and vitamin E (found in nuts, seeds, spinach, etc.). Minerals that boost the immune system include zinc, magnesium, selenium, and iodine, which can all be found in various types of nuts, seeds, vegetables, and meats.
Since the immune system is a collaboration between various other systems and organs, it is also important to keep those healthy. The immune system, like any other system, is controlled and coordinated by the nervous system, therefore it is important to keep the nervous system healthy. This can be achieved by a healthy intake of potassium (contained in foods such as avocado, salmon, spinach, banana, etc.), calcium (in dairy products, broccoli, kale, etc.), and vitamin B12 (in dairy products, eggs, various type of meats, etc.). The organs that play an essential role in the immune system are the spleen, thymus, and lymph nodes. Iron, and vitamins A, C, and B12 are essential for a healthy spleen, while vitamins C and E increase thymus function, and vitamins B12 and C promote a well-functioning lymph system.
For many people some of the foods that contain these nutrients are too expensive, and those who grow their own vegetables, especially in rural informal settlements, often do so in nutrient-deficient soils, which produce vegetables that do not have sufficient amounts of these micronutrients to sustain a healthy life. This leads to undernutrition, which is a scourge in not only rural poor areas, but also among middle- and upper-class people who, due to their busy lives, tend to settle for quick meals that do not contain sufficient amounts of the necessary micronutrients.
Power Supply aims to address these issues of undernutrition, poor availability, and affordability by providing foods that are enriched with micronutrients essential for a healthy body and mind, as well as keeping them affordable and distributing these food products to stores in both urban and rural communities. Our Yabhusta Power Supply Porridge not only contains the vitamins, proteins, and minerals that promote a healthy body and mind, but also contains the micronutrients that boost the human immune system. The mineral premix consists of calcium phosphate, magnesium oxide, choline, molybdenum, iron, zinc oxide, manganese sulphate, selenium, chromium, potassium iodine, and copper, and the vitamin premix contains vitamins A, B, C, D, E, and K.
That means that not only does the porridge contain all the micronutrients that boost the immune system, which will keep you from getting ill, but it also contains the vitamins and minerals that will make you healthier, in body and in mind. That makes this immune-boosting instant porridge a must-have in your personal life as well as at work, where getting ill can reduce productivity and lead to poor performance. It is for this reason that many companies supply their employees with Power Supply Instant Porridge in order to reduce absenteeism and sick leave, as well as to show their employees that they care about their health. This porridge is not only a necessity before the colder months when people tend to get sick, but also during the summer holiday, when people come into contact with other people in shopping centres, movie theatres, and other places with air conditioning that are likely to spread viruses. Therefore, be sure to protect your body this summer with this immune-boosting porridge. After all, who wants to be sick in bed during the holidays?
Merry Christmas from the Power Supply team!