Spring avitaminosis

Winter has fallen behind, and in its place came the long awaited spring. Nature begins to revive, and with it – we, humans. It is already a known thing that, after winter, the majority of ​​us are weak, anaemic and lack key vitamins. Vitamin deficiency can have unpleasant consequences such as weakening the immune system, which in turn can lead to other diseases.

To prevent vitamin deficiency we must diversify our diet. This requires increased amounts of vegetables, fruits and herbs. Fruits and vegetables should be varied, as each has a particular group of vitamins.

Doctors recommend the following vitamins that will help us deal with the shortage.

Vitamin C
– all fruits and vegetables contain a certain amount of this vitamin. Among the fruits with the highest concentration of vitamin C are kiwi, strawberries, blueberries, pineapple and citruses. Among vegetables there are broccoli, bell peppers, tomatoes, spinach and other greens.

Vitamin B12 is present in a wide variety of products of animal origin. Vegetal products do not contain it, unless enriched. The recommended amounts of vitamin B12 are obtained by eating a variety of foods including: beef liver, clams, poultry, eggs, milk and other dairy products, plus cereals.

Vitamin A
is found in fruits of orange and yellow colours, such as melon, pink grapefruit and apricot. Among vegetables, vitamin A is contained in carrots, pumpkin, sweet potatoes, and others. The above list may include broccoli, spinach, and most greens.

Vitamin D is synthesized by the body when skin is exposed to direct sunlight. This is why it is often called “the sun vitamin”. Very few foods contain vitamin D naturally. As a result, many foods are enriched with it. Fat fish, such as tuna, salmon and mackerel are among the best sources of vitamin D. Also, it is added to many cereals and some soy drinks, orange juice, yogurt, and even margarine.

Vitamin E, “the vitamin of youth", has a role in the proper functioning of the muscular system. Some of the vitamin E-containing products are vegetable oil, egg yolk and green leafy vegetables.

Vitamin B6 is another important type. It is present in products such as avocados, bananas, beans, animal meat, nuts, poultry and whole grains. Also B6 can be found in enriched cereals and pastries.