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Which Vitamins and Minerals Do We Lack in Summer?

Iliana AngelovaIliana Angelova
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Nadia Galinova
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Nadia Galinova
Which Vitamins and Minerals Do We Lack in Summer?

As the seasons change, so do our eating habits - consciously or not.

The summer season is distinguished in terms of the menu with an abundance of fruits and vegetables, which are consumed mainly in the form of salads, but nevertheless, excessive heat, sweating and intense sunlight take away both vitamins and mineral content from the body.

It begs the question, do we need vitamins in the form of supplements for the summer in order to be truly healthy? We will track what useful substances we lose in the summer and in what way.

Electrolyte content in the summer months

Magnesium in summer

A lot of people are on a summer diet. Diets exclude salt because it retains water in the body. Lack of sodium, however, causes muscle cramps and very often leads to dehydration. Electrolytes are excreted with sweat, and it is precisely potassium, calcium and magnesium that support the digestive system, the functions of muscles and nerves.

Vitamin E in summer time

With the help of vitamin E, our skin is protected from sunburn when sunbathing or exposure to the sun during the hot hours of the day. People who spend most of the day outside can take this vitamin as a supplement. It will support the body energetically during physical exertion. Those who prefer to get it naturally vitamin E with food can focus on spinach, fish oil, and from the meats of lamb and beef. If you like nuts, you will also get the necessary amounts of the vitamin from there.

Vitamin A

Vitamin A in summer
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To protect the skin in the summer, vitamin A is an indispensable assistant. However, its ability to interact with medications should be considered. Natural sources of vitamin A are foods such as lamb and beef liver, goat cheese and salmon.

Vitamin C is a must for summer

This vitamin ensures the body's vitality in the heat. Protects against a number of ailments mainly related to lack of energy and strength. It can safely be taken as a supplement, since it is difficult to overdose, the body discards unnecessary amounts. It is naturally obtained with favorite summer foods - strawberries, kiwis, citrus fruits. Legumes, broccoli and cauliflower also contain it in sufficient daily doses.

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