Men and women are built differently, that much is clear, but that’s not where the differences end. Try as you may, consuming 6 -10 servings of fruits and vegetables a day is challenging, even for those who do, there’s a very good chance they will be missing out on some of the most powerful nutrients that our mother nature produce.
The causes for this is because the nutrient value of these foods is declining rapidly due to overfarming, use of stronger and stronger pesticides and insects that attack crops and weaken them.
Personally I learn that most individuals do not eat like they are supposed to, so I was Google and search for the nutrients that our body need to consume, after worked while and concluded below this list in which you need to be sure you are consuming them every day – whether it be from foods or supplementation. These nutrients can improving you health and overall well-being.
This nutrient is found in leafy green, yellow, and orange vegetables. Beta-carotene is an anti-oxidant that helps the body fight cancer by attacking destructive free radicals. It may also help protect against memory loss and heart disease.
2. Vitamin A
Vitamin A can be obtained from liver, whole eggs, carrots and cantaloupe, or other foods may be fortified with Vitamin A. Research shows that it may help in fighting cancer and heart disease.
3. Vitamin B6, B12, and folic acid
These vitamins are sometimes called the “energy” vitamins because they are responsible for the reactions that take place in the body to produce energy. If you are deficient in these vitamins your body may have a reduced ability to fight off illness and disease. Foods that are good sources of these vitamins are fish, liver, pork, eggs, red meats, and leafy vegetables.
4. Vitamin C
Most people are familiar with this nutrient. It is an anti-oxidant found in citrus fruits, berries, peppers, tomatoes and potatoes. There is continued research going on with its ability to help with memory functions and ward off cancer.
5. Vitamin E
Vitamin E is another well researched vitamin. Many studies suggest it reduces the risk of heart attacks, boost immunity and protects against cancer. Good sources of Vitamin E are nuts and green leafy vegetables.
Selenium is an absolutely essential micronutrient. It is found in nuts, cereals, meat, fish, and eggs. Brazil nuts are the richest source, with high levels also in crab and lobster. Selenium has anti-oxidant properties and may help prevent some forms of cancer.
Fruits and vegetables that are high in lycopene include tomatoes, watermelon, pink grapefruit and papaya. There is evidence associating Lyocpene with the reduced risk of cardiovascular disease, prostate cancer, diabetes, and osteoporosis.
If you are serious about living a better and healthier life then you need to add these nutrients into your daily diet. The best way to accomplish this task is to map out your plan. Create meal plans and have a plan of attack in place in regards to what you are eating and when.
You will start to see just how easy it is to live a healthier life and achieve the goals that you desire.