Naturally Vitamin-Rich Foods To Add Into Your Diet

Sweat -
Naturally Vitamin-Rich Foods To Add Into Your Diet
Vitamin-Rich Foods You Should Be Eating

I’ve always found that for me, the best sources of vitamins are the natural ones, such as those found in food. 

The truth is most synthetic vitamins just aren’t the same as the real thing. Opting to eat vitamin-rich foods (where possible) can help you to get more vitamins and nutrients into your body. This can even work out to be much cheaper! It can be difficult to know whether you are getting enough vitamins or even if you are eating the right food to get these vitamins into your body. That's where this easy guide can help you. 

My guide to the tastiest vitamin-rich foods:

These are some of the essential vitamins that your body needs, as well as the foods that they can be found in.

Vitamin A

This vitamin is essential for keeping our vision and eyes healthy. It also helps to promote bone growth, keeps the immune system strong and is a powerful antioxidant. 

Foods containing this vitamin include:

  • Carrots

  • Pumpkin
  • Sweet potato

  • Dark green leafy vegetables such as kale, spinach and collard greens.

Vitamin B6 

Vitamin B6 is also known as Pyridoxine and it helps with the maintenance of blood sugar levels. 

Vitamin B6 also plays an important role in proper brain development, nervous system function, and in making the hormones serotonin and norepinephrine, which affect your mood. 

Foods containing this vitamin include:

  • Chickpeas

  • Tuna

  • Salmon

  • Turkey

  • Beef

  • Potatoes

  • Chicken.

Vitamin B12

This B vitamin helps your body to produce DNA, maintains energy levels and helps your body to grow and develop naturally. It also helps to support your brain by improving mental capacity. Vitamin B12 is mostly found in animal products; however, fortified cereals or soy milk are other sources. 

Foods containing this vitamin include:

  • Beef

  • Shellfish

  • Fish

  • Dairy products

  • Eggs.

Vitamin C

This vitamin is an essential building block of collagen which makes up our skin, bones, blood vessels and other tissue. It is also a great antioxidant and plays a role in healing wounds in the body. Foods rich in vitamin C are also great for immune boosting foods.

Foods containing good amounts of this vitamin include:

  • Citrus fruits
  • Strawberries
  • Kiwifruit
  • Brussel Sprouts
  • Broccoli
  • Capsicums
  • Dark green leafy vegetables.

Vitamin D

This vitamin helps to regulate the absorption of calcium and phosphorous and facilitates normal immune function. Getting enough Vitamin D is important for normal growth and development of your bones and teeth. Exposure to sunlight (in moderation) is also another way to naturally give your body some vitamin D! 

Foods containing this vitamin include:

  • Fatty fish, such as tuna and salmon
  • Portobello mushrooms (try filling them with other vitamin-rich foods, like this recipe for stuffed mushrooms)
  • Eggs.

Vitamin E

This vitamin is essential for strong immunity and healthy skin and eyes. Vitamin E also has anti-inflammatory properties, which can help to protect the body from free radicals. Free radicals are compounds that can damage the body. 

Foods containing it are:

  • Peanut butter
  • Almonds and almond butter
  • Spinach
  • Hazelnuts
  • Sunflower seeds.

Now you can start eating more vitamin-rich foods!

I hope this helps you girls gain a better understanding of what vitamins are in your everyday foods. 

Are there any vitamins you want to know more about? Let me know in the comments!

Love, Kayla xx

* Disclaimer: This blog post is not intended to replace the advice of a medical professional. The above information should not be used to diagnose, treat, or prevent any disease or medical condition. Please consult your doctor before making any changes to your diet, sleep methods, daily activity, or fitness routine. Sweat assumes no responsibility for any personal injury or damage sustained by any recommendations, opinions, or advice given in this article.

<# for (var i = 0; i < comments.length; i++) { var s = comments[i]; #>

<#= s.user.username #><#= moment(s.created_at * 1000).fromNow() #>

<#= s.html_body #> <# if (s.images) { #>

<# } #>
Reply Like Unlike
<# if (s.replied_comments_count) { #> <# for (var j = 0; j < s.replied_comments.length; j++) { var c = s.replied_comments[j]; var lastComment = s.replied_comments[s.replied_comments.length - 1]; #>

<#= c.user.username #><#= moment(c.created_at * 1000).fromNow() #>

<#= c.html_body #> <# if (c.images) { #>

<# } #>
Reply Like Unlike
<# } #> <# if (s.replied_comments_count > 3) { #> Show more replies <# } #> <# } #>
<# } #>
<# for (var i = 0; i < comments.length; i++) { var s = comments[i]; #>

<#= s.user.username #><#= moment(s.created_at * 1000).fromNow() #>

<#= s.html_body #> <# if (s.images) { #>

<# } #>
Reply Like Unlike
<# } #>

Leave a comment...
Sort by: