What are vitamins?
Most of the foods we eat - either of plant or animal origin - contain some vitamins. Fruits such as apples and pears are useful sources of vitamin C.
Most of the foods we eat - either of plant or animal origin - contain some vitamins. These are naturally occurring chemicals essential for health.
The way we cook and store foodstuffs influences to the level and preservation of a food's vitamins.
Vitamins A, B, C, D, E and K: a cocktail of micronutrients that our bodies can’t live without because they can’t be produced from scratch. What vitamins you need can depend on your age, gender and personal lifestyle.
Better understanding of vitamins’ different properties means that their RDAs are constantly re-evaluated and sometimes increased. So what’s new on the vitamin front?
Foods rich in selenium, and in beta-carotene and vitamin E especially, protect your skin from the sun’s rays by fighting against free radicals. These foods should be part of your diet or taken in the form of supplements to ensure you get enough of these skin-boosting vitamins.
Get more on this subject…