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Bananas Packed with potassium, a mineral which fights fatigue and promotes strong organ function.

Blueberries Powerful antioxidant is low in calories but full of flavor and vitamin C.

Eggs Crucial B vitamins promote healthy skin, vision and energy.

Salmon Rich in B vitamins, which provide energy and overall body health.

Kale

Are supplements necessary? An INstride INfographic Many people take supplements to fill nutritional gaps in their diets. Others take vitamins and other dietary supplements to stave off illness or disease. But there are vitamins and multivitamins that are inappropriate for people with certain medical conditions. And some health professionals question the value of daily vitamins at all. Like many doctors and nutritional experts, Steven Lalevich, the dietitian for Healthy IU, the university’s employee wellness program, believes people should get the bulk of their vitamins from their diets. But which foods provide which vitamins?

Carrots

A great source of dietary fiber and vitamins A, C and K, which promotes proper blood clotting.

Loaded with vitamin A.

Sweet potatoes

Tomatoes Packed with vitamins A, E and C, tomatoes have lycopene, which is linked to reduced rates of certain cancers.

Full of several key vitamins and antioxident nutrients, including vitamin A, important for healthy vision and a working immune system.

Nuts Almonds are full of vitamin E, important for a strong immune system and healthy skin and eyes.

Milk A good source for vitamin D, which aids absorption of calcium vital for strong bones and teeth.

Citrus fruit Full of vitamin C, which battles colds, fights the flu and may protect against a variety of cancers. SOURCES: STEVEN LALEVICH OF HEALTHY IU, WEBMD.COM

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BILL THORNBRO | INSTRIDE

September 2016 • INstride 15

INstride September 2016  

INstride is southern Indiana's health and wellness magazine.

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