Get Your ACE’s

Climate and seasons keep changing so does our health pertaining to the climatic changes. So lets beat the blues before they get to us.

One simple way is to ACE it.

Vitamins A (beta-carotene), C and E are powerful anti-oxidants that inactivate harmful free radicals and increase immunity by maintaining your body’s natural immune or warrior cells.

Food sources for Vitamin A, Natural Sources of Vitamin A

Vitamin A, also called retinol is essential for good eyesight, bone health and for a healthy glowing skin. The food items that contain vitamin A are carrot, radish, pumpkin, broccoli, barley, turnip, apricot, wheat, maize, potato, peas, egg, chicken meat, linseed, mango, orange, sweet potato and cilantro.

Sources of Vitamin C

Indian gooseberry, orange, broccoli, cauliflower, pineapple, strawberries, fresh fruits and citrus fruits are natural sources of vitamin C. Vitamin C in Indian gooseberry is retained after cooking.

Sources of Vitamin E

Green vegetables, soybean, sunflower seeds, wheat germ, shrimp and cod are good source of vitamin E. Five almonds a day is also a great way to keep robust and healthy.

So load your grocery cart with nature’s supplements: carrots, green leafy veggies, tomatoes, cherries, amla, citrus fruits and guavas.

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Sanjana Shenoy

About Sanjana Shenoy

A dietitian from Mangalore, India. A post graduate diploma holder in “Dietetics” and a university topper from Welcomgroup School of Hotel Administration from the prestigious Manipal University. At present working as a Dietitian for the Manipal Group of Hospitals namely KMC hospital Mangalore, India. Consultant for corporates like Infosys and others, conducting talks and presentations for various associations and local television shows.

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2 Responses to Get Your ACE’s

  1. Ashwin December 6, 2008 at 12:02 pm #

    I ve heard .. Camu Camu Fruit(donno whether its available in India) is richest source of SuperVitamin(C) available in planet ,next comes
    Kiwi fruit and then the citrus family (orange,guava)

    Vitamin A – Carrot and brocolli is great (FYI..It can be stored in body)

    Vitamin E -Is 5 almonds enough for FDA requirement for this vitamin ?

    Can you let us know , for Zinc and Selenium as well ?

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