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Healthy Smoothies are a Terrific Source of RDA Vitamins

What started off as a health fad in looks obsessed California has turned into a universally accepted diet cutting across all age groups.  Healthy smoothies are becoming an ever increasing and trusted method for leading a healthier life.  The smoothie diet industry is a multimillion dollar one with sales every year projected to be better than the year before.  Healthy smoothies themselves have undergone changes since they first caught on.  What started out as a blend of yoghurt fruit and ice has evolved to include veggies, wheat germ, wheatgrass, Ginko Biloba and other exotic ingredients all adding to the nutritional power of a smoothie diet. However, why pay hard earned money when its cheaper and much more fun to make your own! As I mentioned before, my aim is to really assist you and motivate you into getting active and achieving your goals - Smoothies as part of a balanced diet will guarantee this in time.   

Try a Smoothie Diet to Boost your RDA Vitamins Intake

RDA Vitamins are the Recommended Dietary Allowance for vitamins or the levels of consumption of vitamins considered necessary for the maintenance of good health and the prevention of diseases like scurvy and rickets.  Here are some of the important RDA vitamins guidelines (apologies for the technical stuff!)

  • The stipulated RDA vitamins for vitamin A are 900 micrograms for men and 700 for women.  Vitamin A is found in plentiful in carrots and helps keep conditions like night blindness at bay.
  • RDA Vitamin intake for B12 is 2.4 micrograms.  People over the age of 50 however lose their ability to absorb Vitamin B12 from natural foods and need dietary and vitamin supplements to meet their daily requirements.
  • In the case of vitamin C, 75 milligrams is the prescribed RDA vitamin intake for women and 90 for men.  A small glass of orange juice will fulfil this requirement. 
  • Folic acid which is found in green leafy vegetables and oranges prevents birth defects, which is why it’s highly recommended for women of child bearing age.  The recommended RDA vitamin intake is 400 micrograms. Add some leafy veggies to your healthy smoothies to significantly up your folic acid intake. 
  • About 1000 milligrams is the prescribed RDA vitamin intake for calcium. Teenagers and those above the age of 50 are advised to take higher amounts of calcium.  Fortify your orange based smoothie diet with calcium to supplement your daily dose of this bone strengthening nutrient.

 

 



 





 

 

 

 

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