• First Health Associates
  • 415 E Golf Rd, Suite 120, Arlington Hts, IL
  • 1-847-593-3330
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    • 15 MAR 19
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    Eat your daily vitamins!  First Health Associates tells you how to eat your daily vitamins. We all know that our bodies need vitamins and minerals to keep it running smoothly.  But can you get all the essential nutrients you need to stay healthy through the food you eat?   You can certainly try!   


    By: First Health Associates


    In today’s health-conscious environment, healthy eating options are readily available.   However, making sure you get all the essential nutrients your body needs through diet alone requires a little knowledge.


    For starters, eating a rainbow of colors in your fruits and vegetables is a good rule to follow.  By doing this, you are more likely to be getting the recommended daily amounts of most vitamins and minerals.  This is especially true if you are also including a balance of lean proteins, whole grains and healthy fats like nuts, seeds and avocados.


    But how do you know which fruits and vegetables are rich in a specific vitamin in which you may be deficient?   And what function or role does each vitamin play in your health?



    Here’s a look at some specific vitamins and minerals and the foods in which they can be found:


    Vitamin A – helps promote wrinkle free skin, is anti-aging and anti-inflammatory

    Find it in:  sweet potatoes and cantaloupe


    Vitamin B – helps support metabolism and helps fight fatigue

    Find it in:  shrimp and bananas


    Vitamin C – boosts immune system and may lower cancer risks

    Find it in:  papaya, strawberries, kiwi


    Vitamin D – strengthens bones, improves your mood

    Find it in: sunshine, egg yolk and milk


    Vitamin E – promotes strong immunity, healthy skin and eyes

    Find it in:  sunflower seeds, almonds


    Vitamin B12 – keeps nerves and blood healthy

    Find it in:  grass-fed beef, eggs, fish, liver


    Magnesium – calms the nerves and anxiety, relieves muscle aches

    Find it in:  dark leafy greens, nuts and seeds, fish, avocados


    Calcium – builds and maintains strong bones, also good for the heart, muscles and nerves

    Find it in:  dark leafy greens, almonds, broccoli, milk and yogurt


    By eating a variety of vitamin-rich foods, you’ll reap the all the healthy benefits associated with each vitamin and mineral.   Next time you’re at the grocery store, be creative.  Try some fruits and vegetables you’ve never had.    Your body will thank you!

    Since 1981, First Health Associates has been providing exceptional health care to residents of Arlington Heights, Mt. Prospect, Schaumburg, Buffalo Grove, Rolling Meadows, Palatine, Elk Grove and Des Plaines.  First Health is an integrative medicine practice that offers:  Medical Care; Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine; Counseling and Behavioral Therapy; and Chiropractic Care.



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