Our bodies can only be as strong and healthy as the nutrients we feed it, especially when under stress. What vitamins are you lacking that could be holding you back from optimal health?
When the body is operating at its peak, it has all of what is required. However, many of us walk around with vitamin deficiencies that are hindering us from being our best healthy selfie.
If your cells took a selfie, what would they reflect?
Think about what you are putting in your mouth on a daily basis.
- Carbonated drinks like soda or pop
- Refined sugars
- Artificial food
- Processed food
You got it! CRAP!!
But I want you to think about the goodness you are putting in your mouth.
- Healthy fats
Yet, it’s not just about that. It’s the vitamins and minerals that are needed too.
During times of stress, your body needs extra care. So if you’re stressing or just relaxing, check-in with what your body craves.
The K.I.S.S. ~ Check-in with what your body craves!
Yes, your cells crave vitamins and minerals. But unfortunately, it gets ignored all too easily.
1. Vitamin D
One of the most important vitamins you need especially if you have a poor immune system, lean towards depression, or sunburn easily.
2. Vitamin B12
If you have brain fog, anxiety, or low-energy, consider your Vitamin B12 levels. You can get these via shots or pills.
Your blood requires healthy red blood cells to carry oxygen to the body’s tissues. Iron is essential for energy production. If you’re chronically tired, this could be a good indication.
Magnesium is essential for the nervous system to function properly. It’s also essential for so many automatic functions within the body. I consider it a well-rounded mineral.
5. Vitamin A
Vitamin A is a fat-soluble vitamin essential for prenatal health, vision, and immune function. It also helps the heart, lungs, and kidneys function properly.
You can get your (preformed) Vitamin A from animal sources like salmon. If you get it (provitamin A) from fruits, vegetables, and other plant-based products, it is in the form of beta-carotene.
Iodine is an element that is needed for the production of thyroid hormone. The body does not make it, so it must be consumed through your diet. Pregnant women need to have iodine or it can lead to birth defects when deficient.
7. Vitamin C
Bring on the Vitamin C!
Having enough helps to make collagen which you need for skin, hair, and nails. It also helps you in making energy and adapting to stress. Plus, a gentle daily detox is a bonus. Think about oranges, cauliflower, red bell peppers, kiwi, and papaya.
Nutrient deficiencies are very common. It’s not talked about. Plus, eating fresh fruits and vegetables seem to be the go-to for how to get everything healthy.
Don’t make assumptions as what you are and are not eating. Check-in with what your body craves. Eat seasonally. And love the real foods most.
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