Vitamins – where to find them and why you need them

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We all know that we need vitamins for good health. Here is a quick guide to help you get what you need.
Vitamin deficiencies are one of the most common and easily treatable things I see. A change of diet or supplement can help you feel so much better.

Keep an eye out for upcoming posts on minerals.

B group vitamins – necessary for healthy nervous system function. Deficiencies can lead to anaemia, mood disorders, mental fog, fatigue, muscle weakness, cracks at corner of mouth, dry skin and hair.

B12 – dairy, eggs, alfalfa, seaweed, fortified soy or cows milk. This is particularly important for vegans and vegetarians.
B1 – wheatgerm, soybeans, peas, beans and brazil nuts.
B2 – milk, mushrooms, almonds, leafy greens, almonds
B3 – mushrooms, sesame, sunflower seeds
B6 -bananas, soy products

Folic acid – deficiencies can lead to birth defects, miscarriage, anaemia and general weakness. Lack of folate also adversely affects B group vitamins. Sources inlcude – leafy greens, oranges, walnuts, almonds and avocado.

Vitamin C – necessary for immune function and protection against infection, healing and to enable absorption of iron.  Get your vitmain C from citrus, leafy greens, tomato, capsicum, strawberry, papaya.

Vitamins A,D,E and K are all found in dairy products, some oils and seeds, nuts. These vitamins are necessary for calcium absorption, healthy vision, hair, skin and nails, infection control, antioxidant action.

If you feel like you may be lacking all the vitamins you need call me today 02 45677104 or email info@naturocath.com.au

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