We have known about the importance of vitamins since childhood. However, in the modern world, every third adult suffers from vitamin deficiency to one degree or another. As a rule, people do not know that they have vitamin deficiency, but such symptoms as fatigue, poor memory, insomnia, drowsiness, hair loss are very common. If you notice any of the above, start eating healthy.
There are two types of vitamins: fat-soluble and water-soluble. The first are found in products of animal origin: fish, meat, eggs, liver, milk and dairy products, as well as in vegetable oils and nuts. These are such vitamins as A, D, E. Water-soluble vitamins are found in vegetables, fruits, greens and cereals. This is vitamin C, as well as vitamins K, PP, group B and others. Of course, some fat-soluble vitamins can be found in other foods, and there are some water-soluble vitamins in meat and milk, but this is the general classification.
During cooking and long-term storage of food, vitamins are quickly destroyed. For example, when potatoes are boiled in water, vitamin C is almost completely lost. Therefore, the longer you store products, the less vitamins they contain. Now it becomes clear why store semi-finished products, even specially enriched with vitamins, cannot really be considered normal food. Buy fresh food and cook immediately. If possible, it is better to buy meat and liver chilled, which have not been previously frozen. Try to eat vegetables and fruits raw as much as possible, giving preference to salads rather than vegetable casseroles.
In the summer season, fresh fruit and vegetable juices will be an excellent source of vitamins. Do not be lazy, drink them every morning and offer them to children, and after a very short time you will notice an improvement in well-being, cheerfulness and energy.
Unfortunately, it is impossible to “stock up” with vitamins, the body needs them every day. What to do if there is no opportunity to buy quality fresh fruit all long winter and spring? Then, of course, buy seasonal fruits. You can also buy honey, various frozen vegetables, fruits and berries. High-quality vitamin complexes (for example, Femi Protect for women and Menevit for men) can also help. Before buying vitamins for children, it is necessary to consult with your family doctor, because there are nuances due to which some vitamins cannot be taken. The doctor will advise which vitamins are best for your child and how much to take to maintain health. Most of them should be taken during or immediately after a meal, since our body is used to absorbing vitamins from food, and taken on an empty stomach, they will be excreted from the body.
Vitamins are needed by the body for the normal functioning of almost all organs and systems: eyes, immune system, thyroid gland, adrenal glands, heart, brain, skin, gastrointestinal tract, nervous system, etc. It is better to prevent than to treat a disease that requires long and expensive treatment.