Vitamins – they’re all around us.
These are incredibly important nutrients stored away in food that, as high-functioning organisms, us humans depend on to survive and thrive!
Our metabolism is what keeps us going through the day – it’s the fire in our engines that converts food into valuable energy.
The human metabolism requires sufficient amounts of vitamins in order to stay healthy and on top of the game.
From red blood cell production to nerve function, our bodies can’t function properly without the essential vitamins.
And whilst the body’s a clever thing, it can’t synthesise many of the vital vitamins we need. It’s only by leading a well-balanced and varied diet that we’re able to obtain these.
Vitamin A, for example, helps us to see better, protects our skin, and keeps our bones nice and strong. We can get this in many orange fruit and vegetables, such as carrots, pumpkins, and mangoes.
Some of the less well-known vitamins include Folate and Vitamin K – you’ll obtain these from your typical ‘greens’: think spinach, broccoli, and Brussels sprouts.
The key, as always, is to ensure we’re getting as many vitamins as we can from as many sources as possible.
Want to learn more about the amazing benefits of vitamins? Take a look at this infographic by LifeHack for more!