Vitamins A, E and C. Where can you find these antioxidant vitamins?

Vitamin A E and C and Antioxidant vitamins

Vitamin A

This vitamin is present in our body in the form of retinol among others. Unfortunately, these molecules are altered by the oxygen in the air, so it is important to replenish our needs on a daily basis.

This vitamin is essential for our visual system and any deficiency could lead to blindness quite quickly, or even be fatal if the deficiency is prolonged. It is a beneficial antioxidant for fighting free radicals, but prefer it in natural form by simply consuming the foods listed below.

Where can you find vitamin A?

It is mainly found in milk, eggs, certain liver oils (cod, halibut and tuna) and liver (turkey, beef, chicken, veal).

We also find it as provitamin A in fruits, like melons, apricots, nectarines, and in vegetables like carrots, turnips, spinach, sorrel and red cabbage. And to decorate it all, you can add parsley and why not a lettuce as a starter.

Vitamin C

Vitamin C is not only useful in the fight against free radicals. This vitamin is essential for our body, because it is involved in our muscles and bones, in several hormonal processes, in the synthesis of our blood vessels, it also plays an important role in the synthesis of our blood vessels and is involved in absorption iron, etc.

Much research around vitamins brings new benefits to this vitamin every day, which is not, however, the only one to promote the anti-oxidation of our cells.

Where can I find vitamin C?

Essentially in vegetables and fruits, the main sources being found in berries such as acerola, Goji berry, rosehip or blackcurrant. In the fruits, we will find Guava, Kiwi, but also lemon and orange. For vegetables, even if our main source remains the potatoes which we consume with so little moderation, the main sources of vitamin C are: turnip, collard greens, peppers, fennel, spinach, etc.

European recommendations for daily intake are 75 mg for women and 90 mg for men. Knowing that an orange provides about 60 mg per 100 g.

Vitamin E

The antioxidant vitamin par excellence. We know that the body produces free radicals which are very reactive and which damage many cells, whether healthy or not. The role of antioxidants is to stop these free radicals by neutralizing them. This is the main role of vitamin E.

It is just as important to have a sufficient daily intake of this vitamin, like the others, because it is the combination of these substances that allows a real fight against these molecular rodents (free radicals).

Where can you find vitamin E?

Mainly in vegetable oils such as wheat germ oil ; argan , sunflower or rapeseed oil, but also in hazelnuts and dry almonds.

We also find it in some fruits and vegetables like avocado, asparagus, tomato and cabbage, blackberry and black currant.

Eat fruits and vegetables, at least 5 a day, maybe you understand a little better why?

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Arnaud. C. Doctor of Pharmacy

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