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Properties of vitamins to help lose weight

Vitamins

In recent years we have added to our habits the habit of incorporating and abusing vitamin complexes, formulated on the basis of laboratory chemicals. These supplements are beneficial and have their place in nutrition, but they should be recommended by prescription and in no case should they replace or replace a diet rich in these nutrients extracted from natural, healthy and tasty foods, such as fruits and vegetables.

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We consider that it can be of great help to the reader, as a complement to this book, about the systems and diets to lose weight, to know the properties of vitamins, as well as the minerals that we will see in the following annex.

VITAMIN A – RETINOL

Source

Carrots, yellow vegetables and vegetables, cod liver oil, dairy and eggs.

Properties

It is essential for the growth and development of bones and teeth, and keeps hair and skin in good condition. It is antioxidant and slows skin aging. Facilitates the synthesis of progesterone and alleviates menstrual problems.

Recommendations

This vitamin is soluble in fat; therefore, to achieve a better assimilation, it is advisable to dress the foods in which it is present with olive oil.

VITAMIN B1 – THIAMINE

Source

Whole grains, wheat germ, yeast, legumes, nuts, liver, pork and egg yolk.

Properties

Helps to maintain the correct functioning of the heart and nervous system. It is necessary to keep the skin healthy, because it helps heal your injuries. This vitamin acts as a mediator in various metabolic processes facilitating the production of energy.

Recommendations

If we are addicted to tobacco, alcohol and candy drinkers and want to counteract its effects on our body, we must increase their consumption.

VITAMIN B6 – PYRIDOXINE

Sources

Yeast, sprouted cereals, green pulses, fruits – especially bananas -, liver and giblets, eggs and fish.

Properties

Intervenes in the metabolism of amino acids and proteins. It is necessary for the assimilation of magnesium. It is useful against acne and weakness of nails and hair. It stimulates the immune system and the proper functioning of the nervous system.

Recommendations

People who follow a diet that is very high in animal protein should take higher doses. The same recommendation applies to depression and stress.

VITAMIN B12 – CYANOCOBALAMIN

Sources

Liver (especially lamb), meat, eggs, fish, in particular sardines and dairy products, especially cream

Properties

It intervenes in the formation of red blood cells and prevents anaemia. It exerts a favorable action on the nervous system. It is necessary to metabolize iron.

Recommendations

If we are pure vegetarians, i. e. without consuming eggs and milk, we may have a lack of B12. In that case, we must increase soybean consumption. This vitamin can help overcome chronic tiredness.

VITAMIN C – ASCORBIC ACID

Sources

Cabbage, Brussels sprouts, broccoli, parsley, bell pepper, potato, gooseberries, raspberries, lemons, kiwi and oranges.

Properties

It plays a fundamental role in the formation of collagen. Helps to cure bacterial and viral diseases. Protects against the effects of pollution and tobacco. Facilitates wound healing. It fights certain forms of male sterility.

Recommendations

If aspirin or birth control pills are taken regularly, it is recommended to take a larger amount.

VITAMINA D

Sources

The main natural source of this vitamin is the sun, which fixes the provitamins contained in the skin. In addition, we find it in brewer’s yeast, cereals, avocado, fish liver oils, salmon, sardine, herring and tuna, whole milk.

Properties

It allows the intestinal absorption of calcium and facilitates bone formation and mineralization. Facilitates the assimilation of vitamin A.

Recommendations

It should be taken with A and C for people who have frequent colds, as this combination helps prevent colds.

VITAMIN E – TOCOPHEROL

Sources

Wheat germ, hazelnuts, almonds, leaf vegetables (leaf lettuce, spinach, chard…), whole grains, primula oils, corn, sunflower, olive and soybean, cod liver oil and pulses.

Properties

It is one of the main agents that act against ageing. Prevents the formation of blood clots. It acts as a protection against pollution and other toxic substances due to its antioxidant action. It fights the signs produced by scars and burns.

Recommendations
Pregnant or lactating women need to increase dietary intake of this vitamin.

VITAMINA K

Sources

Vegetables and green vegetables, alfalfa, soybean and fish liver oil, and yogurt.

Properties

It increases clotting and therefore intervenes in problems linked to it, such as excessive menstrual flow or nosebleeds.

Recommendations

Antibiotics can cause their deficiency, so it is recommended to increase the dosage of this vitamin against this medication, always through diet.

Observations This vitamin was discovered by the Danish Henrick Dam, who named it vitamin “K” as a tribute to its coagulant properties. In Danish the word coagulation is translated as koagulation, hence the word “K”.

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