Vitamins are important because they are organic substances your body needs to grow and function and they help boost your immunity system.
- Vitamin A
- Helps with vision, bone health, immune system and skin health
When the body doesn’t have enough vitamin A this can cause dry eyes, dry skin and even diarrhea.
- Foods with high amounts of Vitamin A are sweet potatoes, carrots, dark leafy greens, squashes, lettuce, dried apricots, cantaloupe, bell peppers, fish, liver and tropical fruits.
- Vitamin B
- Helps create energy and improve metabolism, helps with digestion and helps vision, skin and hair health
Inadequate amounts of vitamin B can cause stress, fatigue and restlessness.
- A good source of Vitamin B can be found in fish, poultry, meat, eggs and dairy.
- Vitamin C
- Helps the Immune system and helps with healing wounds
Symptom of vitamin C deficiency include fatigue, joint and muscle aches, and mood changes.
- Foods rich with Vitamin C include, bell peppers, dark leafy greens, kiwifruit, broccoli, berries, citrus fruits, tomatoes, peas and papayas.
- Vitamin D
- Helps strengthens bones, in calcium absorption and immune system health
Not enough vitamin D may not only lead to exhaustion it can also cause aches and pains in the bones known as osteomalacia.
- Foods that provide a good source of vitamin D include tuna, mackerel, salmon, orange juice, soy milk, cereal, beef liver, cheese and egg yolks.
- Folic Acid
- Helps promote cellular health and helps to prevent birth defects
All people need folic acid however this is especially true for women’s health because it assists in preventing birth defects.
- Foods that provide a good amount of Folic Acid are leafy green vegetable’s, citrus fruits, beans, breads, cereals, rice and pastas.
- Helps with teeth and bone health, muscle contraction, nerve signaling and heart rate regulation
If you don’t take in enough calcium you may experience fatigue and muscle cramps.
- High calcium foods include dark leafy greens, cheese, low-fat milk and yogurt, bok choy, fortified tofu, okra, broccoli, green beans, almonds and fish.
Eating the right amount of vitamins daily will decrease the risks of illness such as the common cold, asthma, heart disease and cancer.
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