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Do you know that we need to consume small quantity of vitamins in our daily diet? Vitamins are important micro-nutrients that we all need to ensure the proper function and well-being of our body.
General benefits of vitamins are they can boost your immune system and act as antioxidants, substances that prevent oxidation where vitamins can prevent the damage of our body cells.
No doubt that vitamins provide us with countless benefits for our health well-being, do remember to consume it moderately as excess vitamins can cause side effects.
Are you getting enough vitamins that you need? Here is a 6-vitamin checklist for you to tick off 😉
1. Vitamin A
Vitamin A plays important roles in maintaining a healthy vision, enhances immune system and regulate cell growth.
You can obtain vitamin A in your diet from these food sources such as carrots, tomatoes, egg and milk.
2. Vitamin B
A Fun fact about vitamin B: it actually consists of 8 types of vitamin B which are thiamin (B1), riboflavin (B2), niacin (B3), pantothenic acid (B5), pyridoxine (B6), biotin (B7), folic acid (B9) and cobalamin (B12).
That’s a long list of vitamin B, so these vitamin B are generally known as vitamin B complex.
Vitamin B helps in converting food consumed to energy, creating new blood cells and maintaining healthy skin cells.
Whole grains, eggs, leafy vegetables and fruits are good options to boost your vitamin B.
3. Vitamin C
Vitamin C, probably the most common vitamin you ever heard, it is crucial to be your daily vitamin intake.
Vitamin C is a beneficial antioxidant as it contains in many fruits such as oranges, strawberries, kiwis and guavas.
However, excessive intake of vitamin C can lead to diarrhea, nausea and abdominal cramp.
4. Vitamin D
Vitamin D can be made in the skin through sunlight exposure, hence it is known as sunshine vitamin.
Also, vitamin D is needed to maintain the normal mineral level of calcium and phosphorus which can strengthen the bone.
Nutritious food containing vitamin D are fish, milk and eggs.
5. Vitamin E
Aside vitamin C, vitamin E also contains antioxidant properties as it can prevents oxidation and damage in red blood cell membranes, nervous tissues and immune system cells.
Great food sources to obtain vitamin E are vegetable oils, margarines, nuts and seeds.
6. Vitamin K
The K in vitamin K is originated from a Danish word, koagulation, basically coagulation.
Hence, vitamin K is needed to produce several blood clotting proteins.
You can obtain vitamin K from green leafy vegetables such as cabbage, spinach, lettuce and broccoli.
Now you know your vitamins and what food sources you can take to bolster your daily vitamins intake!
Besides food sources, do you know that you can opt for vitamin drinks as well, Nongfu Spring Victory Vitamin Water which comes in 6 flavours, another alternative to have fun on your vitamins journey!
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