When it comes to vitamins, it’s not enough to rely on food supplements. Here’s how you can eat your vitamins for a healthier body!
We all know eating healthy means getting all of the vitamins and minerals we need, on a daily basis. For this reason, many people turn to vitamin pills — trying to take a shortcut, without having to actually eat healthy. The sad thing is often times the only thing these vitamins do for you is…
…give you very expensive urine.
Yup, when taken as a pill, many vitamins simply pass through your digestive system and right into the toilet – not doing your body any good at all! This is why actually eating foods that contain the vitamins you need is so important!
Check out the infographic below, created by Pampered Chef, that lists great sources of all the vitamins you need. Fill your plate with something from each of these categories, and know you’re eating a well-balanced and healthy meal!
How to Eat Your Vitamins
- Vitamin B1 – Helps your body turn carbohydrates into energy and improves your nervous system. Eat your vitamins with these food sources: black beans, tuna, lentils, and sunflower seeds.
- Vitamin B2 – Improves complexion, helps the body break down fat, protein and carbs. Food sources: milk, lean meats, green veggies, fortified cereals.
- Vitamin B3 – Helps maintain a healthy nervous system and improves digestion. Food sources: turkey breast, halibut, chicken breast, tuna.
- Vitamin C – Boosts your immune system, reduces wrinkles, and helps treat scurvy. Food sources: citrus, spinach, peppers, broccoli, papaya, kiwi.
- Potassium – Good for heart health and helps muscles function properly. Food sources: baked potatoes with skin, spinach, bananas.
- Vitamin D – Makes the body better at using calcium and promotes bone health. Food sources: fortified milk, eggs, salmon. You can also get vitamin D from sunshine.
- Vitamin E – Boosts the immune system, improves blood flow and promotes tissue repair. Food sources: spinach, papaya, almonds, olives.
- Folic Acid – Helps produce new and healthy cells. Lowers the risk of cancer and improves pregnancy health. Food sources: turnip greens, broccoli, beans, asparagus, lentils.
- Vitamin K – Helps your blood clot properly. Eat your vitamins with these food sources: kale, spinach, romaine lettuce, brussels spouts, broccoli.
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