The ABC of a Healthy Body

We truly are what we eat, so in order to have a healthy and functioning body we have to give our body good foods rich with nutrients and vitamins. If you eat only junk food, we are sure you’re not feeling well. Everything we eat affects our body entirely, including our mood. So after reading this article, the next time you go to eat, try thinking about your differently – your food is doing much more, than just filling your hungry belly, food is crucial for your physical and mental health.

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Food can help you fight many diseases, including serious ones, like cancer. Consider the food you eat as your natural medicaments for everything, this may help you choose better quality foods and think more about what you’re eating. As one food can help you reduce risks of health problems, other food can deplete your energy and deteriorate your digestion. Junk food can cause you serious health problems like diabetes mellitus, high cholesterol and heart attack. In order to help your body physically and mentally you have to eat only food enriched with vitamins and other nutrients.

In order to have a healthy body, you have to eat food rich with vitamin A. This vitamin helps you to maintain healthy bones (including teeth) and skin. As it is good for your skin, it also maintains your hair and nails healthy. This vitamin is one of the primary ones that help you deflect microorganisms that cause various infections in your body. Foods rich with vitamin A are carrots, spinach, kale, apricots, sweet potatoes and paprika. Some spices are also good sources of vitamin A like chili powder, cayenne paprika and red pepper.

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When it comes to vitamin B, this group of vitamins help you maintain normal nerve function and it is included in the formation of erythrocytes. Vitamin B6, B9 (known as folic acid) and B12 are crucial for developing and maintaining normal metabolism and brain function. Excellent food sources of this vitamin are actually all sources of protein. That means you can get vitamin B in all kinds of meat, but we strongly recommend you to avoid red meat, and eat more fowl and fish. The best combination would be to entirely stick to the seafood and include oysters in your diet. Excellent sources of this vitamin are also eggs and milk. To get your weekly dose of B9 you should eat once a week some kind of fowl like chicken, leafy greens like lettuce and you also have to eat fresh fruit like grapefruits and oranges.


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Ascorbic acid or vitamin C is another crucial vitamin and potent antioxidant that protects our cells, helps healing our wounds and fight against all sorts of infections. Vitamin C i highly concentrated in fruits like oranges, lemons, kiwi and strawberries but also in vegetables like broccoli, Brussels sprouts, kale and other leafy veggies. You should eat fruit at least once a day to take your daily dose of this vitamin.

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If you want to boost your immunity and maintain your body in a good physical and mental condition, you have to eat one of these foods at least once a week. In a short period (about a month) you’ll see the results yourself. Instead of ordering private label vitamins start changing your entire lifestyle and you’ll start feeling better in every possible way. You’ll never feel tiresome and out of energy ever again.

 

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