Total Immune Health could anybody’s dream. But to get total immune health is a Herculean task. Why is it becoming difficult to get total immune health with each passing day?
The first and foremost reason is not eating healthy foods. The food we prefer stays longer than we imagine on store shelves and hence becomes void of essential minerals and vitamins necessary for our bodies to fight diseases.
Borrowing from Wikipedia, a vitamin is an organic compound that is required by a living organism as vital nutrient in limited amounts. Lesser amounts of vitamins in the diet may lead to deficiency diseases.
The sufficient intake of vitamins fixes our bodies to fight against skin diseases. The best bet is here to keep your body healthy and strong with sufficient intake of vitamins and minerals to avoid any ailment. The best source of these vitamins is fresh and organic foods. Your second option is to go for vitamin supplements commonly known as health supplements.
When you desire to get your body as fit as a fiddle, then the best medicine is the medicine of God; the natural foods. Remember your grandma asking you to eat garlic or onion or cinnamon to ward off few common diseases. All natural foods are medicine of God that has plenty of those vitamins and minerals essential for your body health.
Few of us may not know the exact source of certain vitamins and their utilization to make our bodies strong enough to fight diseases. For your convenience we have outlined a bunch of vitamins that fix your body to fight against diseases.
- Vitamin A (C20H30O)
Chemical Name: This fat soluble vitamin includes retinol, retinal, carotenoids and beta carotene.
Source: Liver, Cod liver oil, carrots, broccoli, potato, butter, spinach, pumpkins, eggs, apricots, milk and melons.
Deficiency may cause: Night blindness, Keratomalacia
Helps in: Strengthening the immune system, encouraging bone growth, supporting a healthy dental structure and respiratory infections.
- Vitamin B1 (C12H17ClN4OS)
Chemical Name: thiamine (Thiamine is a water soluble vitamin)
Source: cereal grains, sunflower seeds, brown rice, yeast, pork, kale, cauliflower, potatoes, oranges, liver, whole grain rye, asparagus, and eggs
Deficiency may cause: beriberi
Helps in: Maintaining a healthy metabolism system, reducing stress, aiding to digestion and immune system.
- Vitamin B2 (C17H20N4O6)
Chemical Name: Riboflavin
Source: Almonds, Eggs, Green Peas, Spinach, Soybeans, Yogurt
Deficiency may cause: eye related problems, soreness around mouth, lips and tongue, peeling of skin around nose and scrotum.
Helps in: Converting Carbs into glucose serves as antioxidant.
- Vitamin B3 (C6H5NO2)
Chemical Name: Niacin or Nicotinic Acid
Source: brewer’s yeast, beef liver, beets, beef kidney, swordfish, fish, salmon, tuna, sunflower seeds, and peanuts.
Deficiency may cause: general weakness, muscular weakness, and lack of appetite
Helps in: Lowering the cholesterol levels, maintaining the blood sugar, supporting genetic process and processing body fats.
- Vitamin B9 (C19H19N7O6)
Chemical Name: Folic Acid
Source: leafy vegetables, legumes, liver, baker’s yeast, sunflower seeds.
Deficiency may cause: pregnancy complications and birth defects
Helps in: aiding to pregnancy health, functioning of brain.
- Vitamin B12 (C63H88CoN14O14P)
Chemical Name: cyanocobalamin, hydroxycobalamin, methylcobalamin
Source: fish, shellfish, meat, poultry, eggs, milk, yeast and dairy products.
Deficiency may cause: megaloblastic anemia
Helps in: Converting Carbs into glucose, regulating nervous system, reducing stress, protecting from heart disease.
- Vitamin C (C6H8O6)
Chemical Name: ascorbic acid
Source: Green and Red Chili peppers, Guava, Dark leafy green vegetables, kiwi fruit, papaya, oranges, strawberries.
Deficiency may cause: Scurvy, lethargy, shortness of breathing,
Helps in: Skin and other tissue repairing, lowering blood pressure.
- Vitamin D (C27H44O)
Chemical Name: Cholecalciferol
Sources: Body exposed to sun
Deficiency may cause: Flu, Psoriasis, Chronic kidney disease, Asthma, Cardiovascular disease
Helps in: Processing body calcium, keeping bones and teeth healthier, strengthening muscles.
- Vitamin E (C29H50O2)
Chemical Name: Alpha-Tocopherol
Source: Mango, Tomato, Almonds, Spinach, Corn oil, Hazel nuts
Deficiency may cause: Retrolental fibroplasia (an eye disease), Wight loss, appetite
Helps in: Warding off Alzheimer’s disease, cardiovascular problems, improving memory.