Common Food Sources of Vitamins A, B6, B12, and 8 Other Vitamins
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Common Food Sources of Vitamins A, B6, B12, and 8 Other Vitamins

Foods that are rich in vitamins that may increase health - many of which you may already be eating. Sources of vitamins A, B6, B12, C, D3, K, Potassium, Magnesium, Calcium, Omega-3

As you age, your body needs additional vitamins to stay strong and fight disease. Your muscles, joints, and organs need all the help they can get. Many people either cannot afford supplemental vitamins, or they just don’t want to take a pill every day. You can give your body more of what it needs to function properly by eating certain foods that have natural antioxidants and vitamins. The good thing is, you may already be eating most of these foods so it won’t be much of an adjustment to add those you don’t.

Vitamin A: Avocado is rich in Vitamin A which is essential for good eyesight and helps patients that suffer from asthma. Carrots are another great source of Vitamin A.

Vitamin B6: is necessary for hormone production and red blood cell production. Get your vitamin B6 from raw red and green peppers, rabbit, pork, and wheat germ.

Vitamin B12: is important for a healthy nervous system; some people even take B12 tablets for stress. Animal meats including liver, sardines, lamb, and beef are the best source for this vitamin.

Vitamin C: is a powerful antioxidant and helps produce collagen for your skin. Whole fruits such as oranges, strawberries, cantaloupe, and tomatoes are sweet ways to acquire Vitamin C naturally.

Calcium: Whole grains, dark green leafy vegetables like spinach, dairy products like milk and cheese. Avoid caffeine found in soda, coffee, and even diet soda. These drinks can leech valuable calcium through elimination before your body has a chance to absorb them.

Vitamin D3: This vitamin helps you absorb calcium and helps you guard against arthritis. You can get it by eating Shellfish and orange juice contains this essential vitamin, and getting out in the sun helps as well.

Vitamin K: helps prevent osteoporosis and keeps your blot clotting normally when you get a cut or scrape. Kale, spinach, collard greens, green peas and carrots are all great sources.

Magnesium: helps your blood circulate smoothly throughout your body and is good for your nervous system. To get your daily requirement of this vitamin try eating foods such as almonds, shredded wheat, black-eyed peas, yogurt or rice.

Omega-3 Fatty Acids: Avocado is a great source, as is salmon. Cook with canola oil for an extra boost to soften your skin. Mercury-free tuna is also a great way to ingest these essential acids. Just adding two tuna sandwiches a week can make a big difference.

Potassium: helps regulate your bone mass and blood pressure. Get your fill by eating bananas, cabbage, cauliflower, raw onions, or broccoli.

Of course, this short article cannot go into depth about required amounts or full benefits of vitamins. What I hope it does for you is to bring your attention to some vitamin-rich foods you don’t normally eat. Try incorporating some of them into your daily diet and perhaps you will notice a difference.

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Nice article :)

Very informative

Does anyone eat rabbit anymore? I ate a rabbit once before I became a vegetarian. I eat fish eggs and dairy. Vegans MUST take supplements. Certain B vitamins can only be found in animals. Read this Factoid if you want to be grossed out about eating rabbit:


Kev, I understand your horror at killing rabbits after your experience with your grandparents. Even though I know I could never kill or dress a rabbit, a lot of hill country residents live on rabbit and deer and so it was worth mentioning. (yes, they have the Internet out in hill country).

This one is for Sheila and Kevin. "People are funny creatures. There's no accounting for the way they think or for the things they do. Take me as a prime example. I'm an old farm boy. I was born and raised up on farms and lived on one of several family farms unil I enlisted in the Air Force at the ripe old age of seventeen. All the farms that I grew up on were working farms where we raised vegetable to be sold at the local farmer's market and animals that we sold to various butcher shops. I learned at a very early age how to slaughter hogs and an assortment of other animals. Many farmers back in those days used a sledge hammer to slaughter hogs, we were more technologically advanced, we shot them in the head with a 9MM German Luger. I guess it was all that practice with that luger that prepared me to win several pistol championships in later years. The dipping in boiling water, the scraping and bleeding out that followed was all part of the process. The disemboweling and dressing out never bother me either. I learned to hunt at a very early age too and went out with my uncles even before I was old enough to get a hunting license of my own. We hunted everything from ducks to Black Bear for both food and sport and I still do to this day. My wife, bless her soul, hates my hunting and refuses to eat any of the meat, at least she does when she knows what she's eating. Now dogs and cats are a different story. I have always had dogs and cats and I currently have seven cats that are kind enough to permit my wife and me to live in their home. I have never thought of my pets as being animals they have always been like members of my family and anyone that would harm one of them would be "Walking On The Fighting Side of Me." My wife is always telling me that I was born in the wrong century that I would have made a good "Grissily Adams." I've spent a lot of time in he "hill country' of Texas, West Virginia and Tenneessee and although it takes a while to get to know Hill Country People, thet are mighty fine people once you do get to know them. A friend is a freiend for life unless one does something to betray their friendship,

Not to contradict you Jerry, but it all makes sense to me as strange as it might seem to most. Animal rights activists refer to our attitudes toward animals, loving one species as members of our families, and killing and consuming others, as "speciesism" Shiela, like many people misunderstand me, which of course is totally not their fault. Even though I was completely grossed out when I helped butcher that rabbit, and that did contribute to my becoming a vegetarian, a lot has changed during my 17 years of vegetarianism. I hunt and fish. Weird huh? I can butcher a deer or a sword fish like a pro. I think it is natural to be repulsed by the act of killing and butchering an animal of any species. I would be concerned if a teenager or a person of any age didn't get at least mildly horrified by their first experience with the process. It was meant to be that way since Adam and Eve and Cain and Able. I also believe strongly in animals rights, no matter how much the bunny-huggers hate me! Even the "lower" animals that are used for food have a right to a stress free life, and a painless death. My S&W .357 works as well as the Luger I'm sure. Factory farming is wrong, and small farmers who allow an animal to suffer for even a minute during the butchering process are cruel. Hunters who don't track a wounded animal immediately or even take a shot outside of the kill zone are also wrong. Attention publishers: I'm working on a book on the subject that the Uncle Henry rabbit story is part of. Many people are both interested and confused by this topic. It is complicated, but the source of the entire explanation is in the Bible. Amazingly, the subject is addressed early in the book of Genesis, and is dealt with all the way through the books of Moses, who enacted many animal rights laws, to near the end of the New Testament when Saint Peter has a vision he describes in the book of Acts and declares that now it is OK to eat a rabbit. That was a big circle! Now back to the subject of Sheila's excellent article: Venison and rabbit and other wild and home raised livestock are excellent sources of hormone and antibiotic free nutrients. I think everyone, even if they live in Suburbia, should at least raise, butcher and eat a single chicken just to expand their horizons, and delve a little deeper into something that is taken for granted every time one dips a McNugget into the barbecue sauce.

Very good article!

Rod Stockton

Cobalamin or Vitamin B12 is actually a water soluble vitamin that has some excellent positive aspects for our health. The main positive aspects for this vitamin are that it really is liable for the regular working of our nervous system along with the red blood cells. It's also advantageous in the prevention of anemia. It could be taken through food or by using vitamin supplements. Fortuitously this vitamin contains the possiblity to remain in the body systems for rather a lengthy time. For folks experiencing vitamin B12 deficit the chances for the growth of Alzheimer's disease, loss of memory, dementia as well as other disorders connected to the nerve fibres are great.

B12 vitamin can also be used to increase your power levels. For this reason it truly is wise for old men and women to attempt to enhance their daily use of vitamin B12. In addition to increased power the vitamin B12 helps to protect the immune mechanism as well as the cardiovascular system and it has an awesome effect on the well being of the mental performance. According to this the indications of vitamin B12 deficit are loss in energy and memory, slight to critical headaches, hallucinations, wooziness, depression and so on. One more crucial factor learned by some recent studies is that there is a connection between breast cancer and vitamin Vitamin D deficit. The great positive aspects of the vitamin put it on the list of vitamins applied in the therapy and prevention some sorts of cancer malignancy, alcohol and narcotic complications, low energy, inflammation of a joint, asthma attacks, celiac illness and several other people.