Winter Essential Vitamins

Winter Essential Vitamins

A regular intake of these five essential elements will help you have a healthy winter.

Vitamin C

Winter, marks infections like cold, cough, fever and flu. Vitamin C is known to increase your immunity because it is anti oxidant in nature. It also helps to build the skin with its collagen boosting property. It adds extra glow to the skin. Iron gets absorbed to its maximum in Vitamin C; hence it also helps maintain the iron content in your blood.

Vitamin D

Although vitamin D is required all round the year, the dull weather and the falling temperature makes the intake of this vitamin all the more essential. Bones are affected a lot during the winter, a lot of people experience severe joint pains during this cold season. Intake of a good amount of Vitamin D is of great help.

Vitamin E

This vitamin helps in building up the skin, because of its mois turising properties. Our skin tends to become flaky during this season; hence the intake of this vitamin is crucial. Where it can be found: Meat and fish as well as vegetables like spinach, broccoli, etc. Nuts as well as tamarind is an excellent source of this vitamin.

Vitamin B Complex

This entire group of vitamins ranging from B1 to B12 is extremely essential during the winter. "For instance, Vitamin B6, i.e. Pyridoxine helps you get smooth skin, while Riboflavin helps cure angular cheilitis, commonly known as cracks on the lips or corner of the mouth. Thiamine helps in curing scaly and flaky skin. Other vitamins like A, D, and E are fat-soluble, the entire Vitamin B complex group are water-soluble.

Omega 3

This is not a vitamin, but plays a very important role, especially during winter. Omega 3 fatty acids maintains the high-density lipoprotein (HDL) cholesterol level in the body, which aids the body to remain healthy . A lot of people experience joint pains during the season; Omega 3 significantly reduces stiffness and joint pain which are the symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis. In fact, it also helps induce bone strength by increasing the calcium levels in the body.

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