Replace Your Multivitamins With These 25 Foods

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A multivitamin provides you with loads of micro-nutrients in a daily pill. But a new research published in the Annals of Internal Medicine found that multivitamins did nothing to help fight cancer, heart disease or age-related cognitive decline.

The important questions is, how do you get all the minerals, vitamins and essential nutrients you need? Below are 25 basic healthy and natural foods to incorporate into your diet because these are the best sources of specific minerals and vitamins.

Replace Your Multivitamins With These 25 Foods

1. Almonds

Protein, Vitamin E, Calcium, Good Fats, Magnesium, Potassium, Manganese, Trace Minerals and Copper

2. Avocado

Good Fats, Vitamin E, Copper, Potassium and Manganese

3. Bananas

Potassium, B Vitamins and Chromium

4. Broccoli

B-complex Vitamins, Vitamin A, Calcium (especially in stems), Vitamin C (steamed) and Potassium

5. Black Beans

Protein, B-complex Vitamins, Manganese and Calcium

6. Buckwheat Flour

Magnesium, B-complex Vitamins, Chromium, Manganese, Trace Minerals and Selenium

7. Brazil Nuts

Magnesium, Protein and Selenium

8. Bee Pollen

Vitamin E, B Vitamins and Chromium

9. Carrots, Winter Squash and Sweet Potato/

Potassium and Vitamin A

10. Cauliflower

Vitamin C (boiled)

11. Dried Black Mission Figs


12. Kelp or Dulse

B-complex Vitamins, Vitamin A, Vitamin E, Vitamin C, Iron, Calcium, Zinc, Magnesium, Potassium, Manganese, Copper, Iodine and Trace Minerals

13. Green Peas

Protein, B Vitamins, Manganese and Calcium

14. Kidney Beans

Calcium, Protein, Manganese and Iron

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15. Lentils

Copper, Iron and Manganese

16. Raw Honey

Trace Minerals and Copper

17. Raw Spinach

B Vitamins, Vitamin A, Iron, Calcium, Zinc, Potassium, Copper and Magnesium

18. Romaine Lettuce

Vitamin C, Magnesium, Copper, Chromium

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19. Salmon

Vitamin D, Vitamins B3 & B12, Protein, Good Fats, Chromium, Calcium and Selenium

20. Strawberries

Iodine, Vitamin C and Chromium

21. Sunflower Seeds

Vitamin D, B Vitamins, Copper, Vitamin E and Manganese

22. Parsley

B-complex Vitamins, Vitamin A, Iron, Vitamin C, Copper, Potassium and Iodine

23. Pumpkin Seeds

Magnesium, Iron, Copper, Zinc and Manganese

24. Walnuts

Protein, Good Fats, Trace Minerals and Copper

25. Quinoa

Magnesium and Complete Protein

The above foods potentially contain some minerals and vitamins, even if they are not considered one of the best sources. There are other healthy and natural foods that are nutrient-dense.

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