Here is a collection of the vitamins and minerals I have found and what they pertain to. I known there are many other websites out there that have this information, but I wanted to learn more on my own. This is as much for me as it is for you. This list is on-going as I find more information regarding each specific type of vitamin and mineral. In the future, I might expand on this list to include greater detail when I have more time available. For now, here is what I have found and what you can do to reach a higher level of health.
|Component||Primary Health Benefit||Most Common Foods|
|Vitamin A||Eye and skin health||Retinoid: fish, liver, milk, cheese and most other dairy products|
Beta-carotene: carrots, sweet potatoes, spinach, kale, oatmeal and most other leafy greens.
|Vitamin B1||Energy production, nervous system health, suspected immune system benefits||Fish, pork, flour-based foods, leafy greens and nuts|
Vitamin B1 is in plentiful supply in most foods that all humans eat. It’s rare to be deficient.
|Vitamin B2||Energy production, eye and skin health, suspected immune system benefits||Mushrooms, pork, dairy products, leafy greens and nuts|
Vitamin B2 is also a prevalent component in nature found in many foods.
|Vitamin B3||Energy production, liver health, suspected cardiovascular benefits||leafy greens, meats, dairy products and yeast-based products|
Vitamin B3 is also a prevalent component in nature found in many foods.
|Sodium||Hydration, regulating blood sugar levels||Nearly any processed food; salt|