Forté Pharma philosophy
Forté Pharma philosophy
Every day, our body is subject to minor external stresses caused by pollution, tobacco, alcohol abuse, food, our lifestyle, etc. These release free radicals which damage cells and so attack us from within.
Free radicals are necessary to the body, but in low quantities. If there are too many free radicals, they attack cells and destroy or seriously damage them. Free radicals contribute to form the onset of a number of disorders and illnesses: arthritis, heart problems, skin ageing and wrinkles, etc.
When you become ill or are injured, the body reacts straight away. But it does it with the elements available to it, and which depend broadly on your dietary habits and condition. As we age, the body finds it harder to assimilate essential nutrients:
gastric secretion declines, enzyme activity decreases and the entire immune system is affected.
At 60 years of age, the immune system has lost 2/3 of the efficiency it had in childhood.
The outcome is that your body does not defend itself as strongly as it once did and problems arise.
The right food for
Diet plays a determining role in health. Certain nutritional rules are key assets in preventing and reducing the risk of illness. It is therefore important to ensure you eat a balanced diet and maintain a healthy lifestyle.
Diet and healthy lifestyle
Of course, a healthy lifestyle is beneficial if it combines good nutrition with physical activity. Indeed, an over sedentary lifestyle increases cardiovascular risk. Beware of restrictive diets where there is a risk of deficiencies. Our diet must stay balanced so that it provides the body with all the nutrients it needs to help prevent health risks.
But which vitamins and minerals are
Vitamins E and C are recommended for their powerful antioxidant action. Vitamin E contributes to the protection of body cells from oxidative damage.
It is found in the carotene in fruit and vegetables (spinach, broccoli) and in the skin of fruit. It is also present in other foods: vegetable oils, egg yolk, onions. Vitamin C contributes to the maintenance of the normal function of the immune system. This crucial vitamin is found in high quantity in fresh fruit and vegetables: oranges, kiwi fruit, peppers, etc.
Vitamin B6, found in meat, fish, whole grain cereal and fresh vegetables is important for the body. Contributes to the maintenance of the normal function of the immune system. Vitamin D contributes to the absorption of calcium and its attachment to the bone. It is found in fish and is also created when sunlight is in contact with the skin.
Elderly people often suffer from Vitamin D deficiencies.
There are numerous other essential nutrients and plants with preventive or curative properties to help with various health problems. Iron and Red Vine stimulate blood circulation by helping transport oxygen in the body.Magnesium contributes to maintain a healthy nervous system and encouraging muscle relaxation. Hawthorn, Valerian and Passion Flower aid restful sleep. And Calcium is needed for the maintenance of normal bones.
Physical activity improves health and well-being. Sport combats fatigue, helps control weight and facilitates elimination.
More precisely it strengthens the immune system, increases energy and a feeling of well-being and encourages the assimilation of vitamins, minerals and proteins.
Exercise also stimulates the production of endorphins and so reduces stress and depression.
Conclusion: it's in your interest to exercise!