It’s not hard to list off the different essential vitamins – it’s basically just like the ABC’s. But what a lot of people don’t know is what each vitamin does for your body and why it is essential.
Life is meant to put you through the wringer – and your body are built for it. Even when going through the trials of menopause and having to deal with vaginal dryness, your body is built to withstand it. This is accredited to the different vitamins you have in your body and making sure you get enough of them on a day-to-day basis.
Vitamin A is good for creating and maintaining healthy eyes, teeth and skin as well as growth and development in general. Carrots along with other orange foods are especially good sources of Vitamin A.
Unprocessed foods, such as whole grains, potatoes and bananas, are good sources of B vitamins, which help produce energy, strengthen immune function and the absorption of iron.
This vitamin has many benefits, including strengthening blood vessels, anti-oxidant function, iron absorption and skin elasticity. The best (and most well-known) source of Vitamin C is oranges. Other fruits and veggies — guava, peppers, kiwi, strawberries — are also good sources.
Vitamin D is good for creating strong, healthy bones and is found in eggs, fish and mushrooms. Spending time in the sun is also a good way to stimulate Vitamin D production.
For good blood circulation and free radical protection, Vitamin E is your go-to. Almonds are rich in this vitamin as well as other nuts, sunflower seeds and tomatoes.
This vitamin helps the blood clot. Leafy greens such as kale, spinach, brussels sprouts and broccoli are the best natural sources of Vitamin K.
Though there are also vitamin supplements available to help you get your daily dose, using natural supplements is highly preferred.
Next time you’re feeling the weight of the world (also known as menopause), just know your body is built to take it. No vaginal dryness or painful intercourse can get you down –at least not with the help of these essential vitamins.