Vitamins and minerals are essential for our body to be strong and healthy. Have you ever wondered what each vitamin is responsible for? Here is an explanation and tips on natural foods where to find them. Have a look! 🙂
1) Vitamin A
FOR: Eyes, general growth and development, teeth and skin.
SOURCE: carrots, sweet potato, cantaloupe melons, orange foods.
2) Vitamin Group B
FOR: Energy production, immune function and iron absorption.
SOURCE: whole grains, potatoes, bananas, lentils, chili peppers, beans, yeast and molasses.
3) Vitamin C
FOR: Strengthening blood vessels and giving skin its elasticity, anti-oxidant function and iron absorption.
SOURCE: oranges, guava, red and green peppers, kiwi, grapefruits, strawberries, Brussels sprouts and cantaloupe.
4) Vitamin D
FOR: Strong healthy bones.
SOURCE: sun, eggs, fish and mushrooms.
5) Vitamin E
FOR: Blood circulation, and protection from free radicals.
SOURCE: almonds, sunflower seeds, avocado, tomatoes.
6) Vitamin K
FOR: Blood coagulation.
SOURCE: kale, spinach, Brussels sprouts and broccoli.
7) Folic Acid
FOR: Cell renewal and preventing birth defects in pregnancy.
SOURCE: dark leafy greens, asparagus, broccoli, citrus fruits, beans, peas, lentils, seeds, nuts, cauliflower, beets and corn.
FOR: Healthy teeth and bones.
SOURCE: dairy products like yogurt, cheese and milk; tofu and black molasses.
FOR: Building muscles naturally and maintaining healthy blood.
SOURCE: clams, oysters and organ meats like liver. For the vegetarians – soybeans, cereal, pumpkin seeds, beans, lentils and spinach.
FOR: Immunity, growth and fertility.
SOURCE: Seafoods, spinach, cashews, beans, dark chocolate.
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