4 Crucial Vitamins You Need As You Age

In your quest for living a long and healthy life well into your “golden years”, you might find yourself stumbling around the Internet looking for new ways to make healthy alterations to your everyday life.  How often do you focus on vitamins and the importance behind this massive industry?  In order to grasp the full potential these “miracle pills” have, you must first open up the facts behind them.  Here are a few vitamins that you may reference as you go about your day.

4 Crucial Vitamins You Need As You Age

B12

As odd as it sounds B12 plays such an enormous roll in our day to day production of living.  Between formation of our blood and aiding the normal functions of the brain and nervous system, B12 seems more like a life saver than anything else.  It is attached to the metabolism of every cell in your body, mostly affecting DNA synthesis regulation but also energy performance.  If you are looking for a more natural way to get your daily dose of B12 the most common foods that contain B12 are fish, meats, chicken, eggs, milk and dairy.

Vitamin C

Vitamin C is an extremely effective antioxidant.  Research shows vitamin C has the capability to prevent and even cure a wide variety of deadly diseases like the common cold and heart disease.  It helps with over all wellness and strengthens the immune system to fight off harmful bacteria and other sickness’ floating around.  Sources of vitamin C include Oranges, green peppers, broccoli, kiwi fruit, cantaloupe, brussels, sprouts, guava and many other fruits and veggies.

Vitamin A

As a major part in our vision, vitamin A is not only limited to our eye sight.  It is also known for evolving our white blood cells which fight off open wound infections, increases the reaction of antibodies to antigens and also has anti-viral bustle. Vitamin A is found in Liver, carrots, sweet potatoes, kale, spinach and pumpkin.

Vitamin D

What’s the first thing you think of when you hear vitamin d?  If you’re like me you thought of milk and dairy. Yes, milk contains vitamin D, but why is it so important? Well, vitamin D promotes calcium absorption from food in the intestines, thus regulating the levels of calcium in our blood and then re-absorbs itself in our kidneys.  Basically it encourages bone growth and bone repair.  Research shows that vitamin D may also play a role in decreasing high blood pressure and lowering the risk of cardiovascular disease.  Some foods that include vitamin d are: salmon, herring, tuna, cod liver oil and catfish.

Proper nutrition is essential to living a healthy life and giving your body what it needs. For many people, eating healthy day in and day out is not always easy, which is why supplementing our diets with vitamins is crucial. For those of us with grandchildren, healthy aging is important to continue to function the way we want and to make sure our bodies don’t let us down. Just because we are getting on in years, does not mean we cannot maintain our health and enjoy life to the fullest.

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