Vitamins are essential nutrients that our bodies require in order to function optimally.

They can also assist in building immunity as well as help to resist illness.

Here are some of the most essential vitamins to include in your diet.

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Vitamin A

Vitamin A can be found in dairy foods such as milk. An antioxidant known as beta carotene converts into vitamin A within the body. Beta carotene can be found in red, orange and yellow fruits as well as vegetables. Examples of these foods include carrots, peppers, squash and apricots. Vitamin A promotes good eye health, healthy skin and strengthens the immune system.

Vitamin C

Vitamin C can be found in foods such as peppers, oranges and broccoli amongst others. It helps to increase the body’s resistance to free radicals and infections.

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Vitamin D

Sources of vitamin D include egg yolks, beef liver, fortified cereals, cheese as well as fatty fish such as salmon. Vitamin D is necessary for the absorption of calcium as well as for healthy bones.

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