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Foods to Eat to Avoid Having to Take Supplements

Supplements are a great way to boost your health when you are deficient in vitamins and minerals. However, they should never be used as a replacement for a healthy diet.

The vitamins and minerals found in food are in their natural form. Supplements on the other hand don’t tend to contain the same level of nutritious benefits as the real thing. So, it’s much better to get your daily dose through your diet where possible.

Here, you’ll discover the best foods to eat to avoid needing supplements.

Sweet Potatoes

Sweet potatoes are an excellent source of vitamin A. They contain a lot of beta-carotene which converts to vitamin A once it is in the body. They are considered one of the healthiest types of vegetables you can eat, with even the skin being packed full of nutrients.

Adding sweet potatoes to your diet will help to boost your immune system, promote good gut health and enhance brain function.

Dairy

If you want to avoid calcium deficiencies, it’s important to eat a lot of dairy. Think milk, cheese and yoghurt. These days, a lot of adults are calcium deficient because they avoid consuming higher-fat dairy products.

Provided you consume dairy products daily, you should get the right amount of calcium that the body needs.

Bananas

Bananas are a healthy snack choice and they come packed full of vitamin B6. Just a couple of medium bananas contain 44% of the daily recommended dose of this vitamin. They are also an excellent source of fiber and potassium.

Other foods that are great for vitamin B6 include turkey and pistachio nuts.

Oranges

When it comes to getting enough vitamin C, oranges are the go-to fruit. Did you know just one large orange contains all of your daily vitamin C? Not only that, but they also contain good levels of vitamin B1, potassium and folate.

You’ll find oranges can be a great weight-loss tool too. In a medium orange, there are around 62 calories. They also contain a lot of water and fiber, helping to keep you feeling fuller for longer.

Portobello Mushrooms

It can be really hard to get enough vitamin D into the body if you don’t spend a lot of time outdoors. As you know, most of our vitamin D levels come from the sun’s rays. However, there are a few foods that contain a good amount of vitamin D.

Portobello mushrooms are grown using additional lighting. According to some sources, this can boost their vitamin D content by as much as 3000%. So, if you want to keep those levels topped up, add portobello mushrooms to your diet.

Sunflower Seeds

Finally, sunflower seeds are an excellent source of vitamin E. Just a small handful contains half of your daily recommended requirements. They also contain selenium and magnesium, known to help reduce inflammation within the body.

So, there you have it – some of the best foods you can eat to avoid needing supplements. The key is to make sure you’re following a balanced diet, packed full of fruits and vegetables.


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Misafir
02 Eyl 2022

I am dealing with skin flare ups for 2 yrs now, Doctors can't seem to figure out exactly what is wrong. I am trying to go plant based and fresh fruits. I've tried everything.

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Misafir
18 Ağu 2022

You are exactly right! When you changed to an alkaline diet you starved the tumor which was growing on the acidic dairy.

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Misafir
18 Ağu 2022

Never would l have thought Milk was that bad for making FAT. It seems one day this food is the best then a decade later it’s not. Wow

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Misafir
18 Ağu 2022

Sounds to me like the best foods to eat are plants and fruits. Thanks to modern-day farming and manufacturing practices. I doubt that any particular food is as clean, healthy and nutritious as it once was. I don't mind taking supplements as long as they help to keep me off life-long medications.

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Misafir
18 Ağu 2022

Dairy is deadly! it was designed by our Creator for a 500 plus pound growth of a baby calf. Human breast milk contributes 14 lbs in a year for a human infant. Milk is the first food of different species that have no teeth, when born. I learned the hard way. Adele David, R.D. in the sixties promoted high protein foods...and I followed her. I wound up fat, lethargic and sick all the time. My little son and I both had our tonsils out after two years of following her advice. In I gave up on her information...and was doing great until I went to a nutritional PhD. in 1976. I was expecting a baby in six weeks..…

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Misafir
02 Eyl 2022
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Very informative. I'm happy to the results of the tumor. Thanks for posting

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