Eat your vitamins!

vitamin fruit and vegetables

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Now that the cold days are starting to be felt, a lot of you will start taking multi-vitamin pills to balance your diets. I never do. Instead, I just eat some of the following fall fruit and vegetables that contain a lot of nutrients. Here’s a quick chart that might help you stay away from those vitamin pills.

Cucumber: Rich in Vitamin A and C, folic acid, has a variety of minerals including potassium, silica and magnesium. Great for those with water retention.

Broccoli: Vitamin C, rich in potassium and high in fiber

Cauliflower: A cancer fighter and heart disease. Rich in Vitamin E

Spinach: Vitamin A, C , fiber, folic acid, magnesium, vitamin K, calcium. Spinach reduces the risk of hear disease and prevents osteoporosis.

Pumpkin: Rich in beta carotene, Vitamin A, potassium, Vitamin B6, Vitamin C

Apples: Rich source of antioxidant, Vitamin B6, vitamin C, Vitamin A. The saying “an apple a day keeps the doctor away” is actually almost true.

Pears: A good source of fiber, vitamin B2, C, E, copper, and potassium. They are an excellent source of pectin, which is a water soluble fiber.

Pears are actually higher in pectin than apples. This makes them effective in helping to lower cholesterol levels and in toning the intestines. They are often recommended by health care practitioners as a hypoallergenic fruit that is high in fiber. They are less likely to produce an adverse response than other fruits. Pears are often recommended as a safe fruit to introduce to infants.

Here you go, I hope this helps you enjoy the season’s bounty which will help you fight any virus out there without having to pop those vitamin pills!

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