5 Vitamins to maintain you this winter

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Thursday, November 19, 2015 

under Health by Elle Baptiste


1. Vitamin A


Recommended daily intake: 0.9mg

Benefits: Essential for vision, plays an important role in bone growth and immune function, and speeds up healing process of wounds. Promotes good eyesight and has the same immunity-boosting properties as vitamin C.

Food Source: Organ meats; orange vegetables; green, leafy vegetables.

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2. Vitamin C


Recommended daily intake: 90mg

Benefits: Maintains joint health and reduces risk of common cold

Food Source: Bell peppers, oranges, dark leafy greens, kiwis, broccoli, berries, citrus fruits, tomatoes, peas, and papayas

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3. Vitamin E


Recommended daily intake: 0.35mg

Benefits: Prevents diseases of the heart and blood vessels, increases physical endurance, slows down processes that damage cells

Food Source: Vegetable oils, cereals, meat, poultry, eggs, fruits, vegetables, and wheat germ oil.

Did you know?: Vitamin E helps to slow down processes that damage cells.

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4. Selenium


Recommended daily intake: 55mg

Benefits: Selenium has attracted attention because of its antioxidant properties. Selenium is essential for cognitive function, a healthy immune system and fertility for both men and women.

Food Source: Tuna, shrimp, sardines, salmon, brazil nuts, flounder, mushrooms, liver, lobster

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5. Zinc


Recommended Daily Intake: 15mg

Benefits: Zinc is responsible for a number of different functions in the human body and it helps stimulate the activity of 100 different enzymes. Promotes healthy growth during childhood, and healing wounds.

Food Source: Oysters contain more zinc per serving than any other food, but red meat and poultry provide the majority of zinc in the American diet. Other good food sources include beans, nuts, and certain types of seafood

Did you know: Zinc deficiency is responsible for over 800,000 childhood deaths in the world every year.

Jacqueline: “Vitamin A, C, E and minerals selenium and zinc (ACESZ) are antioxidant superstars. Drink a cold pressed vegetable juice every day, if possible. It’s the best way to get vitamins and minerals (high bioavailability). Even if you eat like a rabbit you might still be deficient in micronutrients because our soils are depleted. Cold pressed vegetable juice concentrates micronutrients, and is a fast, convenient way to get the nutrition that your body needs.”

Think of things this way: your body is a complex machine which requires daily maintenance—axel grease, an oil change, new filters, cleaned upholstery, and buffed and waxed exterior. If you don’t keep up maintenance, your body can have performance issues.
If you haven’t started maintaining and regulating yet, you should start before winter comes. And if you start to drink your juices and take your vitamins today, you’ll be ready for when all our food and everything our body needs comes in pill form.

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