How-to: boost your vitamin intake
Feeling sluggish? Overworked? Cranky? It’s time to boost your vitamin intake! Vitamins can increase energy, improve mood and wellbeing, keep illness at bay and even improve your sex drive! Try boosting your intake of these nifty nutrients…
A diet lacking in B group vitamins (there are 8 in total) can lead to lethargy and fatigue. Boost your vitamin B group intake by eating more wholemeal grains, nuts, pork, dairy products, chicken and liver. Ladies who are lacking in the libido department can also benefit from taking vitamin B6 supplements, which have been linked with increased sex drive and improved ability to achieve orgasm in women.
Essential for strong bones and muscles, a diet rich in vitamin D is essential if you are embarking on a fitness regime. The best way to boost your intake is by getting plenty of sunshine as UV rays are a natural source of vitamin D. For people who spend lengthy amounts of time cooped up in the office, you can try vitamin D supplements – available from most good health food stores and chemists.
Keep colds and flu at bay with vitamin C when the winter season hits and everyone in the office starts coughing and spluttering. Vitamin C supplements are almost completely unnecessary when you consider how easy it is to get plenty of this health-boosting nutrient into your diet. Drink citrus juices, eat oranges, squeeze lemon on salads and throw capsicum and tomato in stir-fries and you’ll be a flu-fighting machine in no time.
Keep your skin and hair looking healthy by boosting your vitamin E levels. Eat more spinach, broccoli, raw seeds and nuts to get your fix. Also look for skin care products containing vitamin E if your skin is overly dry, dull or damaged. Rubbing concentrated vitamin E formula on your skin daily can even help to fade scars and age spots.