5 Nutrients You’re Probably Not Getting Enough Of
1️⃣ Folic Acid. 🥦 🥑 One of eight B-vitamins that are needed for the creation and maintenance of cells. This is is why it’s so important that women eat it both before and during pregnancy. 🤰 Folic acid also helps carry oxygen throughout the body. Get it from yo’ leafy green veggies! Asparagus, broccoli, avocados among others contain this vitamin.
2️⃣Vitamin A. 👀”I always feel like somebody’s watching meeee”
Well let’s hope they haven’t been eating their carrots! 🥕 😭
Vitamin A helps support healthy eye + brain function. It also helps support the health of the skin and mucus membranes so you don’t get sick! 👃 Find Vitamin A in peaches, apricots, papaya, sweet potatoes, leafy greens and broccoli.
3️⃣Calcium.🥛 Mostly everyone knows that Calcium is crucial for strong bones and teeth, but did you know that calcium helps regulate your heartbeat and helps cells communicate with each other?? It also plays a role in supporting the immune system. You can get Calcium from dairy sources as well as tofu, beans and almonds.
4️⃣ Vitamin D. ☀️ Vitamin D helps you absorb calcium to keep your strong and provides hella good immune system support. Did you know your body can also create this vitamin when exposed to sunlight?? (It’s been raining for weeks where I am right now!!😭) Get this guy from fatty fish and egg yolks. 🥚 🐟.
5️⃣Potassium. 💉 Gets your blood pumping..literally! If you don’t have enough of this, you could cut off blood supply to your heart. Aint nobody got time for that. Get your fill from fruits and veggies! The highest potassium containing vegetables are tomatoes, carrots, spinach and broccoli.
Moral of the story: listen to your parents and eat your vegetables.