Are you missing some nutrients in your body?

November 11, 2015

­­We all need more nutrients in our bodies, some can use more vitamin D, others can get more help with lowering blood pressure. The MatchPoint NYC’s Café can help you fill the vitamins you are missing.

Most Americans need more Potassium to lower their blood pressure. You can get it from milk, potatoes, sweet potatoes, bananas, avocados, and legumes. It’s good for your blood pressure. Your muscles and nerves need it, too.
Our Blood Pressure Reliever juice has celery, carrots and apples among other healthy ingredients, bottoms up!

If extra magnesium is what you need to help your body guard you against various sicknesses, then you probably know spinach is good for you. But do you know why? It’s a good source of magnesium, as are beans, peas, whole grains, and nuts (especially almonds). Put some or all of these foods on your plate, and you could do a lot for your health. You’re more likely to be short on this nutrient if you have stomach or intestinal problems, drink alcohol, or you’re an older adult. Our Veggie omelet with spinach, is delicious and will hit the spot after a workout.

Vitamin A is very important for your eyes. Get this nutrient from orange and yellow plant foods, like sweet potatoes, carrots, and winter squash. It’s also in spinach and broccoli. Vitamin A supports good vision, a healthy immune system, and tissue growth. Try our Eye Opener fresh squeezed Juice. It has carrots, apples and oranges to give you that extra boost.

Vitamin D helps you maintain a strong heart and mind. Your bones, muscles, and nerve fibers all need D. The vitamin also helps keep your immune system in its prime. Your body can make
vitamin D when you get enough sunshine. But too much sun is bad for you, so doctors say it’s best to get it from supplements or foods such as salmon, mackerel, and mushrooms exposed to ultraviolet light. There are small amounts in liver, cheese, and egg yolks. Milk, some brands of orange juice, and many cereals are fortified with it, too.  Try our vitamin D Delight fresh squeezed juice, it has an orange, pineapple, apple and strawberries.

Calcium is more than just strong bones. There’s more to this mineral than healthy teeth and bones. It’s also key for your muscles, including your heart. It might even help you avoid getting high blood pressure. Dairy is an excellent source. Other foods that have it include canned salmon, kale, and broccoli. Remember, you need enough vitamin D for your body to absorb calcium. Our Café Power Plate has broccoli, brown rice, chicken and other vegetables.

Is Vitamin C the immunity booster? Can vitamin C cure the common cold? Maybe not. But research suggests it may shorten how long your symptoms last and their severity. This vitamin, found in many fruits and vegetables, has other benefits, too. It boosts the growth of bone and tissue. As an antioxidant, it might also help protect your cells from damage. Our Immune Booster fresh squeezed juice has strawberries, grapefruit, orange and ginger. Bottoms up!

Are you missing some nutrients in your body?