“The food you eat can be either the safest and most powerful form of medicine OR The slowest form of Poison…!!!”
You might have read/heard a lot of times, “watch what you eat…!!!” Don’t you think that is so true…!!! You might not see the side effects right away but in the long run, it does cause harm to your body.
Due to the busy lifestyle of ours, we tend to eat a lot of junk foods and miss the nutrients which are necessary for our body. Today I am writing down why our body needs vitamins, which and how to fulfill those vitamins shortage.
Why is the need of vitamin supplements to our body:
- Our life style:
The life style we have adopted is not at all healthy. The air, water, food everything is polluted. Knowingly or unknowingly, we use more and more chemicals in our day to day life. It does affect our body.
After a certain age or due to some prolonged health issues, our immune system does gets effected. Especially for women, it is always recommended to take supplements and to take a good care of your body starting from twenties.
- Skipping food:
It might be because of the busy schedule of ours or in order to lose weight. (There is this misconception that we can lose weight by skipping food. Its a biggg no no.)
4. Packed/ frozen food:
Packed and frozen foods are of less or no nutrient values. The vitamins in them are depleted due to the long duration for which they have been packed.
5. Cooking style:
Most of the vitamins (which are already less in amount in raw food nowadays) are depleted when we over cook the food.
Due to polluted air we are inhaling, polluted water/food we are taking, our body needs ‘detoxification’. Vitamins A, C and E are helpful for detoxifying the body.
7. For energy:
If you are an active person who does physical exercises on daily basis, do you know Exercise Increases Nutrient Needs.
The dangerous reason for all the health issues. Stress effects our immune system. Taking supplements will help body to work normally.
Vitamins which are essential to our skin and body:
- Vitamin A:
Benefits of Vitamin A:
- As mentioned earlier, it is important for detoxification.
- To strengthen immune system.
- It improves vision.
- Cuts risk of heart disease
- Slows skin aging
Food rich in vitamin A:
Fruits, vegetables, carrots, eggs, whole milk, butter, fortified margarine, meat, oily saltwater fish, sweet potato and cantaloupe melons
- Vitamin B:
Benefits of Vitamin B:
- It maintains metabolism
- It also maintains muscle tone
- It is good for brain’s health
- It guards against cancer and birth effects
Food rich in vitamin B:
Whole-grain breads, asparagus,grains, potatoes, bananas, lentils, chili peppers, beans, yeast and molasses.
- Vitamin C:
Benefits of Vitamin C:
- Cures cold and sniffles
- It is antioxidant
- Boosts immune system
- Prevents heart diseases
- Cures eye illness
- Good for skin
- Helps wounds heal faster
Food rich in vitamin C:
Citrus fruits and vibrant veggies,a cup of broccoli,guava, red and green peppers, kiwi, grapefruits, strawberries, Brussels sprouts and cantaloupe.
- Vitamin D:
This is important to our body because:
- It can reduce your risk of breast cancer
- Offers protection from both ovarian cancer and diabetes
- Helps calcium absorption and plays a vital role in muscle functioning.
Food rich in vitamin D:
Milk, orange juice, eggs, fish and mushrooms and salmon.
Benefits of Calcium:
- For stronger bones. (Gals, start consuming calcium. Since the studies say that women start losing bone density in their twenties. )
- For strong teeth.
- For nourishing nervous system.
Food rich in Calcium:
Dairy products like, Yogurt, milk, and cheese
- For stronger immune system.
- It is important for girls with heavy periods.
Food rich in Iron content:
Cereals, red meat, soybeans, cereal, pumpkin seeds, beans, lentils and spinach
Try to consume these magical foods for a healthier and prettier you…!!!
So, next time when you think of eating something, don’t forget to analyse whether its a medicine or a slow poison. ..!!!
Stay healthy beautiful,