Diana Snider, LMT Massage Therapist-Allen, TExas

Spring / Immunity

imageVitamin A plays an important role in our ability to guard against colds and flus -- and possibly helps to prevent cancer. A also maintains your respiratory, intestinal and urinary tracts, and helps the skin and mucous membranes function as barriers to keep nasty viruses and bacteria from entering your body.
Vitamin A is found in apricots, cantaloupe, carrots, cheese, collards, eggs, kale, mangoes, milk, sweet potatoes, spinach and Swiss chard.

Vitamin B's are a chemically related family of nutrients that work as a team, include thiamin, niacin, riboflavin, pantothenic acid, B6, biotin, folate, and B12. Each one helps your body transform food to energy. Some replace old, worn-out cells with fresh new ones, while others keep nerve and brain cells in working order.
Vitamin B is found in asparagus, avocados, beans, corn, green beans, leafy greens (like dandelion and collards), onions, peas, whole wheat and yogurt.

Vitamin C is a powerful antioxidant, it counters the effects of free radicals that if left unchecked can lead to heart disease, cancer, arthritis and neurological problems.
Vitamin C is found in bell peppers, broccoli, Brussels sprouts, cherries, cranberries, kiwi, mangoes, onions and oranges.

For more information on what your body truly needs please go to http://www.wholeliving.com  July/August 2009 issue of Body + Soul magazine.