Vitamins are necessary for body building and body functioning, regardless of age. There are thirteen of them, and in addition to vitamins K and D, which are produced by the body, others are absorbed through food or dietary supplements. But how do we know which vitamins and minerals meet our needs?
Vitamin A: Skin, Eyes and Immune System
Vitamin A (retinol or beta-carotene) promotes cell renewal, ensures healthy skin and hair. Involved in the synthesis of melanin, which is responsible for skin pigmentation, which helps protect the epidermis from the sun, without a suitable sunscreen.
What foods contain vitamin A? Dairy products, poultry liver, veal liver and orange vegetables (carrots, pumpkins, apricots, melons, etc.).
Vitamin C: Energy and Immune Protection
Vitamin C strengthens the immune system, protects cells from oxidative stress and allows the formation of collagen, which is necessary to ensure the function of bones and skin.
What foods contain vitamin C? Fruits and vegetables: citrus fruits, kiwis, red fruits, broccoli, peppers, spinach, red cabbage…
Vitamin D: Immune System
Vitamin D also contributes to the proper functioning of the immune system and the absorption and use of calcium.
What foods contain vitamin D? Fatty fish, cod liver, offal and dairy products. Remember that sunlight allows the body to produce it.
Vitamin E: antioxidant
Vitamin E plays an important role in the body due to its antioxidant properties. It slows down the aging of cells.
What foods contain vitamin E? Oilseeds, dairy products and fatty foods: papayas, peanuts, avocados.
Vitamin K: blood clotting
Vitamin K is involved in the blood clotting process. And vitamin K2 helps maintain healthy bones.
What foods contain vitamin K? Dark green vegetables (spinach, broccoli, kale, asparagus), vegetable and fish oils, dairy products, organ meats.
Vitamin B: Energy, cells or nervous system
Vitamins B1, B2, B3, B5, B6, B8 convert the consumed proteins, lipids and carbohydrates into energy. B9 plays an essential role in cell renewal and cellular mechanisms (hence its importance during pregnancy). And B12 (cobalamin) contributes to the proper functioning of the brain and nervous system.
Which foods contain vitamins B1, B2, B3, B8? Oilseeds, grains and legumes.
Which foods contain vitamins B5 and B6? Meat, fish, dairy products.
What foods contain vitamin B9? Green leafy vegetables, fruits (melon, watermelon, banana, red fruits, kiwi, dates), legumes.
What foods contain vitamin B12? Offal, fish, shellfish and eggs.
Minerals: zinc and selenium, manganese, chromium
Zinc and selenium are powerful antioxidants that strengthen the immune system. Manganese is involved in the formation of bones, the proper functioning of the nervous system and the production of sex hormones. It also helps protect cells from oxidative stress. Chromium participates in the metabolism of macronutrients (carbohydrates, lipids, proteins). It helps maintain normal blood sugar levels.
What foods contain these minerals? Egg yolks, meat, fish, shellfish and seafood, legumes or leafy greens, oilseeds and whole grains.
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