What Vitamins Do We Need to Intake in Our Daily Life?

By Charles Hopkins Published 07/6/2006 | Nutrition

There are some nagging problems that all of us face from time to time. Not all of them prove to be fatal, but they are irritating what so ever. Wish to get rid of these irritants all together? No problem, just be careful about what you eat. Just think twice before gorging on your favorite fast food next time, it is a balanced diet that keeps you fit and healthy and those fast foods! The less we talk about them it is better. If you want health, you must strictly follow a balanced diet that is full of vitamins and minerals. Nothing is more helpful than the vitamins and minerals to keep our life free of diseases. The different vitamins are used for the treatment of different diseases. If you know the utility of the different vitamins you will be able to incorporate the right vitamin in your diet to alleviate all your problems.

Vitamins A, B, C, D, E and K are the 6 vitamins that play very important roles in your daily life. 
Do you have any eye problem? Then vitamin A can be the best solution for you. It also stimulates the growth of white blood cells, and works to improve our immunity. You can find high levels of vitamin A in milk, eggs, fruits and green vegetables.

Are you among those poor souls, who suffer from running nose all the year round? This means you are suffering from vitamin C deficiency.  Vitamin C which is required to form the collagen also helps in strengthening the teeth, gums, bones and blood vessels. Good sources for vitamin C are broccoli, kiwi fruits, tomatoes, spinach and juices of guava, grape fruit, oranges etc.

Vitamin D enables the body to absorb calcium thus strengthening the bones. You do not need to search for this vitamin outside; your body itself has the ability to form vitamin D in the presence of sun light in your skin. Besides you will also get it from egg yolk, fish oils, and some fortified foods like milk etc.

Vitamin E and vitamin B complex are also very necessary ingredients for your body. Vitamin E, being an anti oxidant protects your cells from any kind of damage. Your blood cells also require this vitamin. Many food items are good sources for vitamin E; vegetable oils, leafy green vegetables, nuts etc. wheat germs, whole grains all of them contain vitamin E in high levels.

The primary job of vitamin B12 is to make the DNA. It also helps in building red blood cells and takes part in nerve cell functions. You will find huge amount of vitamin B12 in fish, meat, poultry, milk etc. Vitamin B1 also known as thiamine that converts the carbohydrates into energy in your body. It is also important for the proper functioning of your heart, muscles and nervous system. Thiamine can be found in variety of foods like, pasta, meat, fish, dried beans etc.

Your body also needs vitamin B6, another member of the B vitamins. It is required for the normal functioning of your brain and nerves. It also helps in forming blood cells in your body. There are many food items that contain rich amount of vitamin B6. These include, potatoes, bananas, beans, seeds, nuts etc. vitamin B3 is also called Niacin. It is needed for proper functioning of digestion and your nervous system. It can be found in poultry, fish cereals etc.

Now you can imagine the range of utility of the various vitamins in your life. Then what are you waiting for? This is the right time to modify your diet according to what your system needs. Recognize the vitamins that your body requires and add them to your regular diet chart to remain fit as well as healthy.