Since our Childhood, we are told by our Mothers and elders that Vitamins are good for our bodies. Mothers around the world, tell their children to eat foods like Broccoli, Beans, and Carrots because these will help them in growing strong and big. As Adults, we get to realize that our mothers were absolutely right. Without the benefits of Vitamins, you can’t unleash the full potential of your body, mentally and physically.
The way to get these Vitamins and Minerals is through Food. Minerals are also very important, even though they are needed in small amounts but they should not be overlooked. Vitamins don’t provide us with fats, energy or proteins but they boost our immunity system, heal wounds, strengthen eyesight and strengthen the bones and also help our bodies in squeezing more energy from food.
We may become Vulnerable to infections, illnesses, and allergies if we don’t get these Vitamins and Minerals. There are two types of Vitamins named Water Soluble Vitamins which are soluble in water and are carried to Body’s Tissues and are not stored on Body like EDTA. On the other hand, Fat-Soluble Vitamins are stored on the body for longer periods of time and are not soluble in water. Let’s take a look at the most important Vitamins in our Daily Life:
Vitamin A is responsible for your healthy skin and fuller hair but your eyesight also benefits a lot from this Vitamin. It keeps your Light Sensitive Pigments in rods healthy and prevents diseases like night blindness (Nyctalopia). The healthy and glowing look of your hair and skin comes from Vitamin A, but care should be taken as not to take too much amount of Vitamin A because this could be Harmful.
The B Vitamins:
There are alike eight B Vitamins, B1, B2, B3, B5, B6, B7, B9, B12 and they all play really important roles. They enable your body to keep running like a well-oiled machine. The production of our Body’s Genetic Material, the DNA and RNA is greatly aided by Vitamin B12 and this makes it the most important out of all.
People feel weak and lethargic due to anemia, Vitamin B12 is also essential for keeping our Nerve Cells healthy in order to prevent Anemia. The B Vitamins also help in relieving stress and stressful situations and this makes them important for the Nervous System.
You may already get foods like Milk, Fish, and other dairy products in your diet and this makes it quite possible that you are getting the required amount of B Vitamins. But if you are a Vegetarian, then you probably got a B12 deficiency and you should consider taking an organic supplement.
Vitamin C is one of the most essential Vitamin our body requires. Vitamin C plays a vital role in fighting off those nasty Colds. But it does much more than that, it acts as a strong Antioxidant and boosts our immunity system by protecting our immunity system from free radicals it encounters. Vitamin C also plays an important role in maintaining the connection between Tissues in your Tendons and Cartilage.
As you may know but Vitamin C is responsible for Better Heart Health. Why Animals don’t get a heart attack? This is because Animals create their own Vitamin C inside their bodies while we humans don’t. You can safely take 2 to 5 grams of Vitamin C daily for prevention against diseases.
Vitamin D is responsible for absorbing Calcium and boosting the growth of your Bone. If your body doesn’t get enough of this Vitamin, your Bones may become soft and you can encounter an injury. According to many studies Vitamin D deficiency is also responsible for many types of Cancers like Prostate Cancer, Breast Cancer, Colon Cancer as well as depression, heart diseases, and access weight gains. Your body can produce this Vitamin Itself but only when you are exposed to Sunlight.
Another strong Antioxidant and also protects your skin and hair from becoming dull and unhealthy. Vitamin E acts as a check on infections that can invade your body so that other Cells can begin the work on the healing process on-time to keep you healthy and your immunity system robust. So this means that a deficiency of Vitamin E can mean attacks from all types of Diseases.
An unhealthy and Unbalanced Diet can lead to a deficiency of these essential vitamins that act as tools to keep your body running. However, it is never too late to adopt a healthy diet or lifestyle. And so, a healthy and balanced diet remains the best way of getting these essential Vitamins.
About The Author:
Laura Edward a graduate from San Diego State University, and currently a content contributor at Nano Hearing Aids and Apricot Power. In her spare time, she read books and writes a new blog post. Follow her on Twitter.