Proper Nutrition 101: Vital Vitamins you Need!

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Why you need Vitamins

We really shouldn’t have to explain why you need vitamins. Various Vitamins and Minerals have different impacts on your body in different ways. From the way, your skin acts to your immune functions to your stressors and the deployment of important hormones.

What are the Top 5 Vitamins you need to Take in?

vital vitaminsVitamin A: Vital for eyesight growth and development including healthy teeth and skin. Vitamin A is probably the most diverse category for retrieval. You can get it from carrots and liver. From Kale and Eggs, as well as spinach and broccoli.

Vitamin B: B and B12 vitamins are eaten like candy when your body stresses out. These are determined by energy production, immune functions, and iron absorption. You can find B12 in most meats and fish, enriched soy or rice milk will also contain vitamin B.

Vitamin C: Vitamin for strengthening blood vessels, giving skin elasticity, anti-oxidant functions and the processing of iron. For Florida, Oranges are a great way to receive vitamin C, so is cantaloupe, kiwis, mangos, and pineapples.

Vitamin D: Vitamin D is important for healthy bones and healthy skin. Foods that can give you plenty of vitamin D include fatty fish, beef liver, cheese, and egg yolks. But there’s also another way… direct sunlight (also good for vitamin k)

Vitamin E: Necessary for good blood circulation and protection from free radicals. Almonds area great way of receiving vitamin E and other alternatives include spinach, avocados, and sweet potatoes.

What are Free Radicals and Antioxidants?

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You will hear these terms thrown around a lot, especially when it comes to determining the health of your body. We are going to clear this up for you quickly and easily. Free Radicals are bad, Antioxidants are good.

Free Radicals – When you are processing food in your body, you are combining molecules and forcing chemical reactions. All of these elements are used in your body by some way. The concept is that some food combinations cause free radicals to form, (i.e. random molecules that are deployed in your body and cannot be processed.) These are dangerous because it is speculated these can lead to conditions as bad as cancer.

Antioxidants – Antioxidants are created by vitamins C and E and are perceived to reduce or minimize the risk of free radicals and their interactions on your body. These are vital for keeping yourself as healthy as possible!


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