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6 vitamins women can't live without

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There are six vitamins that, some doctors say, women can't live without. Dr. Asa stopped by the FOX19 Morning News with details on the benefits these vitamins provide.

1. Calcium

  • Includes: Dairy foods, dark leafy green vegetables, oranges, or supplements
  • Benefits: Helps avoid osteoporosis

2. Vitamin D

  • Includes: Sunlight, nuts, fish, eggs, beef, mushrooms, supplements Use D3 version
  • Benefits: Must have to absorb calcium, increased immune system

3. Iron

  • Includes: Red meat, dark leafy greens, beans, eggs
  • Benefits: Use vitamin C to help absorb iron like oranges 

4. Folic Acid (a potent B vitamin)

  • Includes: Oranges, green vegetables, beans, peas
  • Benefits: Supports Healthy Brain Chemistry

5. Beta Carotene

  • Includes: Carrots, apricots, papaya, pumpkin, sweet potatoes, mangoes
  • Benefits: Antioxidants, reducing aging skin and cell protection

6. Omega 3 Fats

  • Includes: Fish, nuts, seeds, avocados, and supplementation
  • Benefits: Reduces Inflammation and supports hormones

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