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Overall, this is the easiest way that you can be sure you aren t damaging your heart, especially if you have had a heart attack in the past. If you have a history of heart disease or heart problems in your family, these vitamins are essential to your diet. Even if you are just concerned about the health of your heart, these vitamins will give you the peace of mind in knowing that you are eating for a healthy heart. 

A well balanced diet can supply your body with the vitamins it needs, although problems and disorders can arise if your diet doesn t supply your body with the vitamins it needs. The symptoms of vitamin deficiency will normally present themselves when the lack of vitamins is at an advanced level. Those who don t get enough of vitamins A, B1, and B2 for example, will always feel tired, along with a loss of appetite. 

Vegetables such as broccoli, cauliflower, tomatoes, and peppers are all excellent choices with some great benefits for your body. When consuming vegetables, you should always go for those that are rich in color, as they are high in what is known as phytonutrients. Phytonutrients are nutrients found in the skins of several fruits and vegetables, which give the food color as well as flavor and scent. 

Liquid Vitamin Supplements Several years ago, liquid vitamin supplements were never heard of. In the past, tablets and pills were the ideal way to take supplements. Although they were considered to be great, they wouldn t get into the bloodstream of the body fast enough, with some people just passing them through the body without reaping the benefits. 

If you are using time released supplements, you should take them with food to ensure that they move through your body at the right pace and release the proper amount of nutrients and vitamins your body needs at the right time. Vitamins that are water soluble are the easiest to use, as they will pass through the body easily and quickly, and should be taken three times a day. 

Phytonutrients found in supplements are the extract of pigments where nutrients are concentrated, meaning that they draw the best from antioxidant foods, leaving the calories and sugar behind. Don t get the wrong idea here, fruits and vegetables are indeed good for you. They are high in antioxidants, although those that are produced commercially generally come with chemicals and such that aren t so good for you.