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Stock Up on Vitamins During the Summer

Updated on May 23, 2017
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Nutrition is one of the most important things in my life. I love learning about health topics and new nutrition trends.

Summer is the season of vegetables, fruits, berries, in a word, the season of vitamins. Which vitamins you can get during the summer, that you can hardly get in the winter? During the summer, vitamins enter the body with berries and fresh herbs, not in a multivitamin tablet form. So what should you eat during the summer to save up the vitamins and nutrients for long periods of time?

Summer Berries

The most useful in the summer are berries. But perhaps, first place should be given to the black currant. This berry has a record amount of vitamin C, which is preserved even in frozen form. Vitamin P helps prevent atherosclerosis, folic acid helps reduce the effects of radiation and removes toxins.

Blueberries are well known to everyone who has problems with vision and spends a lot of time at the computer. It contains vitamins B and P and vitamin A.

Another powerful antioxidant and source of vitamin P is the blackberry. Raspberry is another endless source of vitamins A and C, perhaps the most famous berry for the flu season. Strawberry is an active immuno-stimulant.

There is practically no vitamin c in products of animal origin. In addition, vitamin c, unfortunately, doesn’t stay in the body for a long time, so it’s important to make reserves of vitamin C, and in the winter, and, especially, in the springtime, include various multivitamin tablets in your diet.

Fruits and Vitamins

There is vitamin A in apricots and peaches. Vitamin B1 - in plums. In apples, of course, in much smaller quantities than in citrus fruits and berries, vitamin C is present. Melon, as well as berries and greens, is another source of folic acid, which, is very useful for the human nervous system, and also as an anemia prevention.

Greens and Vegetables

Another source of vitamins in the summer are greens: dill, parsley, coriander, mint, basil, spinach, green lettuce, celery, young beetroot. It’s advisable to buy greenery organically grown, without nitrates. Greens can also be frozen for the winter.

Pepper and cabbage contain a lot of vitamin A (retinol is an antioxidant, great for sight and bones.) Red vegetables, such as pepper and tomatoes are rich in vitamins A and C.

Nutrition During the Summer

During the summer you should include fresh vegetables and fruits in your diet. However, it’s not recommended to switch over exclusively to vegetables. Your meals should be balanced and varied. Don’t forget about meat, fish, and seafood. Don’t ignore the dairy products either.

As for additional essential nutrients, you should look into vitamins B and E, calcium and silicon. Don’t abruptly and immediately refuse to take a multivitamin tablet.

In addition, during the summer, thanks to extended daylight, we naturally get vitamin D. Don’t overdo it with the sun, or it can lead to other unnecessary problems.

Drink freshly squeezed juices, smoothies, make berry cocktails, include as many green salads and fresh vegetables as you can in your menu. Try not to expose vegetables and berries to strong heat. So that you save the most amount of vitamins in them.

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This content is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and does not substitute for diagnosis, prognosis, treatment, prescription, and/or dietary advice from a licensed health professional. Drugs, supplements, and natural remedies may have dangerous side effects. If pregnant or nursing, consult with a qualified provider on an individual basis. Seek immediate help if you are experiencing a medical emergency.

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