Are You Getting All of Your Nutrients?

Fruit market with various colorful fresh fruits and vegetables -Do you consume all of the essential nutrients every single day? Some of the essential nutrients we are supposed to consume on a daily basis are obvious, whereas you might not even know of the others. Check to make sure you are eating these crucial items to ensure a healthy lifestyle:

  • Potassium – Helps promote the proper functioning of all cells, tissues, and organs in the human body – basically everything you need to survive. Potassium also helps regulate blood pressure and reduces your risk of stroke. You should consume about 4,700mg of potassium daily. Fruits and vegetables are high in potassium.
  • Iodine – You need about 150mcg a day, 250mcg if you’re pregnant, of this essential mineral. Iodine promotes proper development and growth, as well as improves thyroid function. Seafood such as seaweed, cod, shrimp, and canned tuna are great sources of iodine. Dairy foods, enriched grains, and eggs are also great sources of iodine.
  • Vitamin D – Despite popular belief, vitamin D does not only contribute to bone strengthening. Vitamin D also contributes to lowering your risks for many cancers. While the sun is the easiest way to consume Vitamin D, beef liver, cheese, egg yolks, salmon, tuna, and mackerel are also great sources of Vitamin D. Vitamin D can also be found in fortified milk, yogurt, and orange juice.
  • Vitamin B12 – Rainbow trout, salmon, fortified cereal, nutritional yeast, and all animal products are great items to consume to get the necessary 2.4mcgs of Vitamin B12. If you are a vegan or vegetarian, chances are you will need some form of Vitamin B12 supplement to get the necessary amount.

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