In today’s information age, there is a ton of information about which food contains which vitamins and what is needed in a healthy diet and all that. And while most decently healthy foods out there provide us with some vitamins and nutrients, it is often not as much as our body requires. This article will go over four important vitamins that you may not be getting enough of simply from the food you eat in your diet.
1. Vitamin D
Vitamin D is extremely important in absorbing calcium and as a result, has a huge hand in helping to prevent osteoporosis and other bone injury and has been noted as possibly being able to aid in the prevention of some cancers. Milk is probably the most common food/beverage that contains Vitamin D, but not nearly as much as you need. The sunlight also provides our body with some, but if you are not in the sun that much (and let’s face it, most of us aren’t with the prevalence of the 9-5 office job), then it could be wise to take some vitamin D supplements.
While on the topic of calcium, it is another extremely important vitamin that you should probably be supplementing on top of just eating calcium rich foods. The name of the game when it comes to calcium is strong bones. People begin to lose bone density early than you think and keeping your calcium intake up can be very important. While dairy products contain a fair amount, it may not be enough. Calcium is also very helpful with maintaining strong teeth and a healthy and nourished nervous system.
3. Omega 3’s
These Omega 3s are fatty oils that are found normally in fish and some various kinds of nuts. These not only help your heart run smoothly, but also aid in brain health and keeping your joints lubricated. These Omega 3s are found in their largest doses in fish so unless you are eating fish much more often than the average person, you are likely not getting enough in your diet and should be supplementing with some Omega 3s on the side in addition to the little bit you may get from the food you eat.
Now this is likely one you haven’t heard of very often (if at all), but it is an important one and is very rarely found in foods. Biotin is essentially a nutrient that helps your body be able to use other nutrients to their maximum ability, and in addition to that, also helps with red blood cell supply. Red blood cells are extremely important in transporting oxygen throughout the system, so those who are physically active will likely see added benefits from Biotin. While a lot is not needed, it is found only in a few foods and the foods that it is in, don’t have very much at all.