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Vitamins Part 4 - Why They Are Important And What They Are In

19.04.2018

A full range of vitamins are essential for health and wellbeing. This means that we should be eating a varied and well-rounded diet each day. Take a look at our final installment of health boosting vitamins and which foods you can find them in.

 

Choline

  • Helps metabolise and transport fats
  • Helps promote activity in the nerves and brain
  • Maintains healthy liver function
  • Helps to protect memory and loss of brain function
  • Can increase exercise performance and muscle function

Eggs

Liver

Peanuts

Spinach

Shellfish

 

 

Vitamin D

  • Helps to strengthen bones, teeth and muscles
  • Disease fighting, shown to decrease your risk of developing heart disease and multiple sclerosis
  • Reduces your likelihood of developing the flu
  • Reduces the risk of depression

Tuna

Mackerel

Salmon

Liver

Cheese

Egg yolks

 

Vitamin E

  • An antioxidant
  • Protects Vitamin A from damage
  • Helps to prevent the risk of Alzheimer’s disease
  • Helps to balance cholesterol level 

Almonds

Spinach

Sweet potato

Avocado

Sunflower seeds

Butternut squash

 

Vitamin K

  • Aids in the production of blood-clotting proteins
  • Supports heart health
  • Increases bone density
  • Reduced risk of developing prostate, colon, stomach, nasal and oral cancers
  • Increases brain function

Kale

Spinach

Turnip greens

Swiss chard

Brussels sprouts

Cauliflower

Fish

Eggs

Meat

 

Folate

  • Essential for cell creation
  • Increases heart health
  • Decreased risk of birth defects
  • Lowers risk of depression
  • Lowered risk of breast cancer

Asparagus

Broccoli

Citrus fruits

Lentils

Avocado

Okra

 

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