Vitamins are essential for overall health, and ensuring that you get enough in the daily recommended intake can often be a challenge. While it is easy to get the necessary quota with a healthy, balanced, diet, some might still need vitamin supplements.
Here are five of the best vitamin supplements to keep you at your best this winter.
An essential supplement for the winter season, it contributes to bone strength, aids in the absorption of calcium and helps promote a positive mood. It’s important to introduce good food sources in winter such as: oily fish, red meat, egg yolks.
Vitamin C is a powerful antioxidant which protects against chemicals and pollutants that may harm our body’s cells. Vitamin C can be found in a wide variety of fruit and vegetables such as: Oranges, red and green peppers, Strawberries, broccoli, potatoes.
Vitamin E Oil
If you suffer from dry, flaky skin in cooler weather, vitamin E oil might be one of the best vitamin supplements to add to your personal care routine.
Zinc is a mineral that supports proper immune function, eye health and the regulation of appetite, taste and smell. You can find Zinc widely in foods such as: meat, dairy, bread and cereal products.
Vitamin B Complex
The eight B vitamins — B1, B2, B3, B5, B6, B7, B9, B12 —help convert our food into fuel, allowing us to stay energized throughout the day.
To boost your intake of B vitamins, look for the following foods:
• cereals, and whole grains (source of B1, B2, and B3)
• green leafy vegetables (source of B2 and B9)
• eggs (source of B7 and B12)
• chicken (source of B3, B6, and B12)
• citrus fruits (source of B9)
• nuts (source of B3 and B9)
• kidney beans (source of B1 and B2)
• bananas (source of B6 and B7)
While we wish for warmer weather, we hope some (or all!) of the list of best vitamin supplements can help get you through the winter.
The above is a compilation of information from various sources and does not reflect in any way a specific opinion or a medical or legal advice from the part of Bank of Beirut.
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