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Three Must-Have Vitamins

Friday, October 26th, 2012

Many people do understand the link between a healthy body and healthy skin. Feeding the body the right nutrients is the key to having healthy skin. Below are three must-have vitamins that everyone should get in their diets:

Vitamin A

Vitamin A can be found in broccoli, carrots, cantaloupe, yogurt, liver and mango. This nutrient helps prevent acne and skin cancer. Vitamin A also helps keep the eyes healthy. People who are not getting the recommended amount of vitamin A are more likely to have dry, rough skin.

Vitamin D

Sunlight helps the body produce vitamin D. However, most people do not get enough of this nutrient from direct sunlight. Eggs, tuna fish, salmon, cod liver oil and mushrooms are just a few of the many foods that are rich in Vitamin D. Vitamin D can help prevent skin cancer. Studies have shown that nearly 75 percent of adults and teens are deficient in this vitamin. Many people will benefit from taking a supplement. However, people should always consult with their doctor before adding a vitamin D supplement to their regime.

Vitamin E

Vitamin E is classified as an antioxidant. Antioxidants are a group of nutrients that help protect the body against free radical damage. Free radicals damage tissue and speed up the process of aging. Citrus fruits and vegetables are excellent sources of vitamin E.

People who eat a well-balanced diet will be able to get adequate amounts of vitamins A, D and E. They will also be able to keep their skin glowing and healthy.








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