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FROM A TO Z I N C

Start the year in rude health, with this guide to the essential vitamins and where to find them in DXB

Food essentials

It’s important not to rely on supplements entirely, so pack your plate with these vitaminrich foods B Vitamins: Fish, meat, eggs, leafy green veg and beans Vitamin C: Red peppers, kale, broccoli, strawberries, oranges, melon Vitamin D: Cod liver oil, salmon, sardines, mackerel, tuna, egg yolk, mushrooms

Pick up your multivitamins and supplements at Boots in DXB, T3 B gates and T1 D gates.

FOR MORE ENERGY… Vitamin B

FOR AN IMMUNE SYSTEM BOOST… Vitamin C

FOR STRONG BONES… Vitamin D

A big party season can leave the best of us feeling a little fragile. A good dose of B Vitamins – that’s B1, B2, B3, B5, B6 and B12 – should put the spring back in your step. They work together to help boost energy and form healthy red blood cells. Vitamin B12 is particularly important, aiding the development and upkeep of DNA and maintaining the nervous system.

Did you know a red pepper contains more vitamin C than an orange? In fact, this nutrient is found in plenty of fruit and vegetables, not just citrus, and is essential in helping the body maintain strong bones and blood vessels, healthy skin and absorb iron. While it can’t actually prevent colds, it can apparently lessen some of the symptoms, as well as protect from heart disease.

Vitamin D is a pro-hormone, which means it’s naturally produced in our bodies when we’re exposed to sunlight. This, in turn, leads to strong bones and teeth. The ‘sunshine vitamin’ is also important for supporting a healthy immune system, brain and nervous system and has even been linked to fight diabetes by regulating insulin levels.

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