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Getting our indoor vitamins

Whilst we live through these unprecedented times, it is even more important to look after our health. Days spent in sedentary isolation will only lead to further health complications and issues down the line. Daily exercise is a vital necessity, be it a walk outside, a walk around the living room or a couple of sit ups every hour.

The physical exercise is easy to plan for, we don’t need to buy anything or really prepare anything. Sorting out our diets and ensuring we have all the vitamins we need is slightly more complicated, especially if we can’t easily get out to the shops.

Vitamin C

Probably the most commonly talked about vitamin, is vitamin C. It’s great for boosting your immune system and protecting us from colds. The really good news is that not only is vitamin C the most talked about vitamin, but it’s also the most common vitamin to find in our everyday foods. Oranges, grapefruits, peppers, broccoli, spinach are all great sources of vitamin C and will probably already be in your cupboards.

Iodine

The thyroid is a vital organ for our bodies and we don’t often need to think about it. It needs the right level of iodine to function properly. People following a vegan diet, pregnant women or people with an unbalanced diet will all be at risk of having an iodine deficiency. The deficiency can be tackled with an iodine supplement or eating more fish and dairy products.
On the flip side to iodine deficiency, is the abundance of iodine in the diet and this sends the thyroid gland into overdrive. An overactive thyroid gland will produce too much hormone, swell and cause the body to feel tired and sore. To counter an overactive thyroid gland, you can buy Armour Thyroid here, it will treat the thyroid and remove the physical effects of too much iodine.

Vitamin D

Often referred to as the sunshine vitamin, vitamin D is the one thing we will miss the most if we live inside for too long. Our bodies naturally produce vitamin D when we are out in the sun and the sunlight is hitting our skin. So with the indoor life becoming the normal for a short period, we need to top up our vitamin D levels. Egg yolks, fish, grains, mushrooms and dairy are all good natural sources of vitamin D.

Vitamin B6

When our bodies are under attack from virus’, we need to support our immune systems as much as possible. Vitamin B6 is vital to creating the biochemical reactions needed to produce vitamin B6. We can naturally find it in chicken, salmon, chickpeas, green vegetable and hummus.

Living in these days where we just don’t know what tomorrow brings, it is only sensible to make sure that we are looking after the long-term health of our bodies. Ensuring that we provide our immune system with all the vital vitamins is one very small step we can all take to help fight for tomorrow.