If you eat a proper balanced diet, there’s really no need to take any vitamins because these nutrients are present in most foods that we eat. We already know that fruits and vegetables are considered essential servings to our daily meal plan. Now a large study has confrimed that most nutrients that we need can be taken in by eating these vegetables.
People who consume plenty of salads, or raw vegetables like carrots, cauliflower are more likely to take in sufficient amounts of the recommended daily allowance of vitamins that is 15% higher than those who dont eat vegetables. Likwise vegetable eaters were more likely to meet the daily requirement for Vitamin C.
The study published in The September issue of The American Dietetic Association Journal found that even one serving of raw vegetables a day is sufficient to getting the recommended amounts of vitamins A, E, B6 and folic acid. Meaning the more raw vegetables you take in, better levels of the vitamins C and E, folic acid and several carotenoids will be seen in your blood.
One important point to remember though is that Water-soluble vitamins, like vitamin C and many B vitamins, are heat-sensitive, and therefore it’s better to get them through eating raw vegetables. But antioxidants: carotenoids, tend to be better absorbed if vegetables are cooked.
How many of us take salads before the main meal? Now we know we’re doing the right thing in keeping ourselves fit and healthy!
Take Your Greens…Your Passport To a Healthy Living!