What 5 Top Sources of Nutrients Does Our Body Need? (And the Significance of Water Therapy)

Which nutrient is necessary for healthy bones? How about those nutrients that fight diseases? Which nutrients improve the digestive system? This article lists healthy nutrients that supply the body’s needs for better health. Read on to find out.

We diligently work hard all day long to fulfill our duties and job responsibilities. Now and then we likewise get active and carry out some overtime work, working time over a standard day and miss spending quality time with the family.

We burn out eventually from excessively performing work 24/7, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. It’s like we subsist in such an extensive bustling lives juggling time between work and personal life at home with kids and family.

Hence, you get awfully stressed out resulting from overwhelming activities and factors that alter on existing equilibrium.

My loving grandma invariably expressed in words the significance of consuming healthy edible herbaceous plants to lengthen your life.

In a great manner, eating food with healthy nutrients as part of a healthy lifestyle is conducive to good health and reduces the risks of diseases. Healthy food is something vital to your physique and intellectual capabilities.

You are what you eat. Stay healthy by inculcating healthy nutrients in your diet.

Sources of Healthy Nutrients for the Body

Vegetables, fruits, and seeds with healthy nutrients.

Hence, what 5 top sources of healthy nutrients does our body need? Here is a list:

1. Organic Meat and Vegetables

Iron in both organic meat and vegetables fights fatigue and anemia. These foods contain zinc, protein, energy, and omega-3 fatty acids strengthen tissues and cells of your heart, preventing cardiovascular ailment. The omega-3 strengthens your brain (psychological health) delaying age-related ailment, whilst the iron treats insomnia.

Plants, vegetables in particular, provide a variety of nutrients to fight sickness like calcium, potassium, energy, vitamins, protein, copper, phosphorus, folate, iron, manganese, and an excellent source of fiber. These healthy nutrients are usually found in fresh potato, tomato, asparagus, bell pepper, carrots, eggplant, lady finger (okra), sweet potato, seaweeds, moringa leaves (malunggay), calamansi, spinach (alugbati in Filipino or pazu on Turkish and montoi in Vietnam), cucumber, young sweet potato leaves (talbos ng kamote), cauliflower, banana heart (puso ng saging), chayote, Chinese cabbage, lettuce, romaine, broccoli, etc.

2. Fruits

All fruits are natural sources of vitamins and minerals. Dietary fiber improves digestive tract function and reduces constipation. Fruits are healthy for your heart as they contain potassium. Potassium keeps your blood pressure regulated. Vitamin C in citrus fruits is a powerful antioxidant for the common cold, cancer, kidney stones, diabetes, heart diseases, wound healing, healthy skin, and keep lymphatic system healthy. Fruits give us energy. That’s the reason athletes often eat fruits during and after their exercises and practice. Banana peel and apple peel treats acne and pimples (Aloe vera, too). Papaya fruit rejuvenates your skin, making you look younger.

3. Medicinal Plants and Herbs

The following medicinal plants and herbs contain healthy nutrients that work wonders for your body.

  • Ginseng boosts energy level, reduce pain and inflammation, and decreases stress and anxiety.
  • Garlic prevents infections, lowers blood pressure, treats colic, liver disease and reduce fevers. Thanks to its anti-inflammatory properties.
  • Ginger is also an effective pain reliever and has increased mobility in individuals with osteoarthritis.
  • Ginkgo tea treats bronchitis, asthma, fatigue, and has powerful brain boosting properties. Elderberries or oranges and pomelo treat cold, cough and flu, which contains twice as much Vitamin C. Hippocrates the Father of Medicine called the elderberry tree his medicine chest. Please refer to my article on Natural Remedies for Asthma.

More Details on the Sources and Health Effects of Vitamins

Vitamins support a healthy metabolism, and strengthen the immune system found in antioxidants. I list these essential vitamins, their sources and their health benefits below.

Vitamin A

Vitamin A is derived from carrots, spinach, sweet potato, squash, cantaloupe, liver, dairy products, pepper, cereals, berries.

Vitamin B7

Vitamin B can be gained from whole grains, eggs, citrus fruits, avocado, fish, and cereals. Eggs promote healthy young looking skin, hair and nails.

Vitamin B7 sources include nuts, sweet potatoes, eggs, onions, oats, tomato, carrots, salmon.

Vitamin C

Vitamin C results in a healthy immune system, respiratory system (lungs and airways), joints and mucous membrane. This can be found in spinach, thyme, parsley, kale, broccoli, citrus fruits pomelo, oranges, calamansi, lemon, guava, pineapple, soursop (guyabano), tamarind (sampaloc), lychee, papaya, grapes and all the berries’ fruit family, etc.

Vitamin E

Vitamin E sources include nuts, canola oil, kiwi, mango, peanut butter, spinach, and sunflower seeds.

Vitamin K

Vitamin K are found on green leafy vegetables, kale, spinach, turnip, broccoli, mustard green, dandelion greens, Swiss chard, brussel sprout, spring onions, celery, cabbage, cucumber, green beans, asparagus, lady finger (okra), tomato, lettuce, beef liver, ground beef, chicken breast (wings or thighs), kiwi fruit, nuts, avocado, blackberries, prunes, grapes, blueberries, pomegranate, cranberry, soft cheese, grass-fed butter (organic), Korean bean curd stew, sour cream, cream cheese, salami sausages, pork sausage, Poland kielbasa sausages, pepperoni (combined beef, pork, salt and lots of herbs and spices.) Vitamin D for treatment of disruption of women’s menstrual cycle and hormone production.

Vitamin K enhances heart health, boost brain function and memory, builds stronger bones, fight cancer, healthy blood clot and treatment of bleeding disorder and the inability of the blood to clot in instances of a mild injury or nose bleeding.

4. Yogurt

Yogurt is rich in calcium, Vitamin B12, potassium and phosphorus. It maintains heart health and healthy body weight as it increases your metabolism and reduces appetite and makes you full. Further, yogurt fights bad breath, burns fat, enhances your skin health and fights certain cancers. It helps lower the risks of breast cancer in women and prostate cancer for men because of the probiotics it contains and reduce estrogen levels.

5. Water

Water therapy cleanses colon, making the body able to absorb nutrients from food. Achieved thru the production of fresh blood, the fresh blood has a restorative effect in the body and can even cure existing ailments. Please refer to my articles on “Natural Remedy for Kidney Stone” and “Essential Elements on Raising Temperamental Kids.”

Water therapy likewise treats stress-induced peptic ulcers and dehydration-related diseases, constipation, arthritis, dyspepsia, hypertension, anemia, sinusitis, asthma, kidney stones, diabetes, uterine cancer, breast cancer and obesity. According to the study made by Dr. Batmanghelidj with his two books “Your Body’s Many Cries For Water” and “How to Deal With Back Pain and Respiratory Joint Pains.”

The Japanese Medical Society has also found Water to be a 100% cure for arthritis, epilepsy, bronchitis, meningitis, diarrhea, throat diseases, balance lymph system as it balance body fluids, fight infections, promotes glowing skin as it purge toxins away from the blood which help your skin glowing and clear, and a lot more. Research proves water therapy can cure these conditions rapidly with no other medical treatment! It eases constipation in a single day, diabetes in one week, hypertensions and cancer in a month.

Benefits of drinking water.

Additional Tips

  1. Plant veggies and fruit-bearing trees (such as papaya, orange, lime, and calamansi) in your rooftop, garden or backyard. Doing so assures you of a steady supply of organic food. Plant them in big pots to save space and to serve as ornamental indoor plants.
  2. Buy more fruits during their peak seasons to save more money.


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