Protect your cells with vitamins. Vitamins C and E – known as antioxidants – stimulate immunity and help protect against disease by neutralizing free radicals. Vitamin A also helps strengthen immune cells.
Adequate intakes of antioxidant vitamins are also known to protect against plaque formation, thereby promoting cardiovascular health. In examining the relationship between antioxidant vitamin consumption and the presence of plaques in the common carotid arteries of a group of women, the authors of a 2002 study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition concluded that low vitamin E intake is a risk factor for early atherosclerosis.
(Source: The Complete Guide to Natural Healing)