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Vitamins in Vegetables and Fruits

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By Edited Nov 13, 2013 0 0

We are blessed by nature. It has provided us with all the instruments necessary to nourish our body and thrown in a bonus, a way to restore health when we abuse our system which we often do. You’ve probably been told countless times to eat fruits and vegetables and not dairy products or fast food because it is better for our health. It may gall us to think that our parents maybe right but they are. The vitamin contents of fruits and vegetables are like the sanitation team in your office, they keep your body clean and sparkling. They even help mend those deteriorated parts and give you added boost for your activities.

Both fruits and vegetables contain a huge amount of vitamins and according to studies, we don’t get enough of it. There are specific serving suggestions that can be found on almost all resource materials. But what vitamins do we get from which fruits and vegetables? If you do research online or even read books, you will be given endless lists of benefits from these two types of food. Let’s take a look at some of the essentials.

Vitamin A is found in squash, red peppers, sweet potatoes, cantaloupe, papaya and mangoes among others. The major reward with this vitamin is clear vision and healthy skin. It will not help you regain 20/20 vision once you start wearing prescription eyeglasses but then prevention is always better than cure.

If you hate getting sick then you need to stock up on Vitamin C since it is the best incentive for your immune system to do its job. It will also prevent you from looking your age since it revitalizes the skin. Guavas, oranges, kiwis, broccoli and mustard greens are the common sources of this vitamin.

Are you working in a fast paced environment? Do you feel stressed out at the end of the day? Why not try munching on almonds, sunflower seeds and peanuts during your break time. It will not only help you to stay awake but will keep you refreshed throughout the day. Vitamin E is also found on olives and dried herbs. 

Athletes and people working in high risk environment should consume lots of spring onions, asparagus, cabbage and prunes. These professionals are often prone to accidents and they need Vitamin K to make sure that their blood will clot properly in case of serious wounds. The time before they are taken to a hospital and how quickly their blood clots may spell the difference between life and death.

It is indisputable that vitamins are needed to keep our body in the finest condition and the best sources are fruits and vegetables. Added to that is the fact that these foods don’t have any harmful contents unlike processed foods that we have grown so used to and depends a lot on. We have everything to gain and nothing to lose with eating fruits and vegetables. Opt for the chow that is not only nourishing but will directly affect your quality of life.



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