When it comes to your health, little things can make a big difference, like micronutrients. Unlike macronutrients (carbohydrates, protein, and fats), micronutrients are only needed in tiny amounts; nevertheless, they’re essential to good health! Unfortunately, many of us don’t consume adequate amounts of these tiny powerhouses to experience truly vibrant wellbeing.
Are you getting enough of these micronutrients?
Why you need it: Vitamin A is necessary for healthy vision, immune strength, and the integrity of the skin and mucous membranes.
What to know: There are two forms of this micro-nutrient: pre-formed vitamin A (found in animal products) and beta-carotene (found in plants). Beta carotene can be converted into vitamin A in the body.
Where to get it: You can get pre-formed vitamin A from dairy products, meat, and fish. You can get beta carotene from orange-colored fruits and vegetables, such as sweet potatoes, carrots, cantaloupe, and apricots. It’s also in leafy greens like kale and spinach.
Why you need it: Vitamin C aids immune function and is needed for the health of the connective tissues.
What to know: Vitamin C is water-soluble, so it dissolves in the watery parts of your body. That means you need a fresh supply every day.
Where to get it: You know oranges have vitamin C, but so do many other fruits and vegetables such as papaya, bell peppers, broccoli, strawberries, and pineapple.
Why you need it: Vitamin E supports immune health and is also important for making red blood cells.
What to know: Tocopherols are a family of vitamin E compounds. Many vitamin products contain only one tocopherol — alpha tocopherol — but there are actually four: alpha, beta, gamma, and delta.
Where to get it: Many seeds and nuts are excellent sources, but you can also get vitamin E from spinach, chard, and avocado.
What do all these micronutrients have in common? They can be found in an array of Juice Plus+ products, including Juice Plus+ capsules, chewables, nutrition bars and Complete shake mix! So, while it’s important to eat plenty of foods that contain micronutrients, it’s good to know that Juice Plus+ can help fill the gap.