How to Get All the Vitamins You Need

If you’re feeling constantly exhausted or are just concerned about the effect aging will have on your health and body, you’ll probably need to up your intake of vitamins.

But it’s often easier said than done, which is why we’re sharing some easy ways to get all the vitamins and minerals you need without disrupting your daily life too much. If you’re looking for a quick solution, gummy vitamins are an easy option to add to your morning routine. Alternatively, there are plenty of ways to get your vitamins through the food you eat.

The importance of your five a day

The easiest way to get your vitamins is by religiously making sure you eat five fruit and vegetables a day. As we age, the body’s natural ability to absorb vitamins depletes, meaning you need to make sure that your food is more nutritionally dense.

Fruit and vegetables are bursting with antioxidants which are a great natural anti-aging product. Research done at one of the UK’s top universities found that people who eat seven portions of fruit and veg a day are less likely to develop conditions like cancer and heart disease.

Breakfast smoothies

If you can’t manage to eat the recommended fruit and veg throughout the day, a breakfast smoothie is a great way to get all your vitamins in one gulp. Mixing milk alternatives or fruit juice with your favorite fruits can give you a great boost of fiber, vitamins, and minerals and get you feeling ready for the day ahead.

Adding kale to your smoothie helps you get more nutrients without changing the taste of your delicious fruity drink.

Fish Fridays

While the Brits love fish and chips on a Friday, it’s not recommended to be eating battered or fried anything that frequently. But there’s something to take from the alliteration…

Health specialists recommend that adults should eat at least two portions of fish a week to get a good dose of vitamin D and those amazing omega-3 fatty acids. Omega-3 is particularly good for blood circulation and brain function, so it is ideal for those worried about memory loss and poor circulation as they get older.

Enjoy dairy

Dairy products like milk and cheese are often the first to go when people try to diet. But calcium is integral for maintaining strong bones and teeth as we age. As we get older, the amount of calcium we should be consuming increases, meaning dairy, leafy greens, nuts, and seeds are your new best friends.

Bathe in magnesium

Eating, drinking, and supplements aren’t the only way you can absorb minerals – you can absorb magnesium just as easily through a nice relaxing spa night. Magnesium helps to relax muscles and prevent spasms; it lowers blood pressure and is all-round great. Add magnesium flakes to your evening bath and enjoy all its perks, as well as a good night’s sleep.

Suddenly, making sure you get your vitamins every day sounds easy and delicious. Whether you opt for a smoothie or take a relaxing bath, there are so many ways to incorporate all the things you need to live a long, happy and healthy life.

 

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