Therapist Drapkina named products to compensate for the lack of vitamins in the spring

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Therapist Oksana Drapkina: in the spring the body traditionally experiences a lack of vitamins A and D, group B.

Therapist Drapkina stated in a comment to that the work of the immune and nervous systems in spring is effectively supported by a varied and balanced diet, which provides the body with vitamins and minerals in the required volume.

“In the spring, a deficiency of vitamins A, D, B1, E, B12, B6, B2, K is most often observed,” the specialist clarified.
The therapist also named products to compensate for the lack of vitamins in the spring.

Sources of vitamin A:

  • Fish liver and fish oil;
  • Animal and poultry liver;
  • Eggs;
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  • Carrots;
  • Red peppers;
  • Pumpkin, tomatoes and other vegetables (and fruits) of red and orange hue.

Sources of B vitamins:

  • Grain sprouts;
  • Walnuts and hazelnuts;
  • Spinach;
  • Potatoes ;
  • Carrots;
  • Cabbage;
  • Beans
  • Animal sources – eggs, fish, liver.
Sources of vitamin D:

  • Fish oil;
  • Fish: sardines, herring, salmon.
  • Milk and dairy products.
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Sources of vitamin E:

  • Cereal grains;
  • Wheat sprouts;
  • Parsley;
  • Vegetable oils;
  • Seeds and nuts;
  • Chicken eggs;
  • Brussels sprouts;
  • Berries: rose hips, sea buckthorn, cherries, rowan.

“ In addition, in the spring, it is very important to eat foods rich in omega-3, which is found in flax seeds, walnuts, algae and fish,” the specialist added.
The portal previously wrote about what health problems are hidden behind the increased fatigue felt in spring.

Important! Information is provided for reference purposes. Ask a specialist about contraindications and side effects and under no circumstances self-medicate. At the first signs of illness, consult a doctor.

Oksana Drapkina Oksana Drapkina Healthy lifestyle chief freelance specialist in therapy and general medical practice of the Ministry of Health of Russia, academician of the Russian Academy of Sciences