The Value of Vitamins

The value that vitamins have in our lives has been in our race long before the first acknowledgements and studies of nutrition were made. Although sometimes their benefits were confused for miracles or magic tricks, every culture knew of specific food that agreed with their bodies and improved their health.

As organic compounds required as a nutrient by our body, vitamins are essential for the normal growth and development of our organisms. If there is serious lack in one or more of these nutrients, a human may develop a deficiency disease. Even minor deficiencies may cause permanent damage.

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Vitamin rich fruits are a building block of healthy living.

Thirteen vitamins are presently universally recognized: A, B1, B2, B3, B5, B6, B7, B9, B12, C, D, E and K. You don’t have to look very far or very hard to obtain foodstuffs filled with these vitamins.

Here are some examples:

– A juicy papaya is filled with vitamin A: it stimulates immunity.

– A tasty piece of salmon contains vitamin B1: produces energy.

– Bananas have vitamin B2: important for body growth.

– Chicken is known for having B3 vitamin: to help the functioning of the digestive system, skin, and nerves.

– Avocado contains vitamin B5: metabolism of food.

– Watermelons are rich in vitamin B6: to create antibodies in the immune system.

– Nothing like peanuts to assure the vitamin B9 in your organism: to produce red blood cells.

– A tasty piece of cheese has vitamin B12: for the maintenance of the central nervous system.

– Broccoli is rich on vitamin C: to protect body tissue from the damage of oxidation.

– Mushrooms are tasty, but also have vitamin D: to promote the absorption of calcium and magnesium.

– Eggs for breakfast are perfect, and they are also filled with vitamin E: that plays a significant role as an antioxidant.

– Grapes are the best source for vitamin K: to regulate blood calcium levels

Browse the selection of our New York Bariatric Store. We offer vitamins, vitamin rich shakes and meal replacements, and protein rich bars to help you recover from surgery and maintain a healthy lifestyle going forward. They are the building blocks to a healthy day-to-day.

If you have any questions or would like to make an appointment to talk to one of our nutritionists, call our office at (516) 616-5500 or fill out our contact form to start a conversation now.

 

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The Value of Vitamins

Thomas

Lost 145lbs

Thomas' success story

I went in for surgery. An hour later, I came out a new man.

Everybody treated me like a king. The day of surgery, I was excited. The hospital couldn’t be any nicer. I went in for surgery. An hour later, I came out a new man. My recovery was awesome. I was out of bed that day. My wife and kids were my motivation on getting this surgery. They are my whole life. I’m happy I’m going to be around for them.

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Nicole

Lost 76lbs

Nicole's success story

I hit my goal weight ... and I feel fabulous

I had the gastric bypass. I am Type 2 Diabetic and I wanted to gain control of my sugar. I hit my goal weight in about 5 and half months and I feel fabulous. The procedure has completely changed my life for the better because it has empowered me as a middle aged woman that I can really do everything and anything that I want to do. I don't put an age on anything. I don't say I'm too old for something.

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Robert

Lost 76lbs

Robert's success story

I was tired of the way I looked. I was tired of the way I felt.

I knew if I didn't change something soon, I was going to be in a lot of trouble. The consultation process was a lot easier than I expected. I was met with open arms. I was treated like I was the only patient here. Not only did they answer all of my questions, they had questions for me to make sure I was the right candidate for the surgery. After surgery and that weight started dropping off, my life started changing for the better.

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Samantha

Lost 92lbs

Samantha's success story

I feel like a completely different person.

I had the gastric sleeve procedure. The driving factor behind me getting this procedure was my health. I didn't feel good physically or mentally. I had joint pains, even standing was difficult sometimes. Emotionally, this surgery completely turned my life around. I have so much more confidence. So much more happiness. I feel like a completely different person. I feel stronger. I feel able to accomplish more.

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Eileen

Lost 99lbs

Eileen's success story

It saved my life.

The driving factor behind me getting my procedure was that I couldn't get up off the floor with my granddaughter. That was my why. That was my big reason for having this surgery done. After surgery, it was a little bit of a struggle with what to eat. What you put in your mouth that you don't even think about. You don't think about what you're eating or how you're eating and portion size. It's what I do now every single day. The procedure has changed my life in so many ways. It saved my life.

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Brittany

Lost 126lbs

Brittany's success story

I am totally comfortable in my own skin.

I think I always grew up identifying myself as less than other people because I was fat. I decided to tackle that and just live my life. I had a sleeve gastrectomy. It changed how I view myself. How I communicate with people. I'm able to be much more of myself and live the life I always thought I should have been living. I am totally comfortable in my own skin. You have the tools you need to succeed here.

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Desiree

Lost 157lbs

Desiree's success story

I have a brand new life. I can do things I couldn't do before.

I had a vertical sleeve gastrectomy because I had just become diabetic, and I had hypertension for many years. I lost a total of 157 pounds in 11 months. I have a brand new life. I can do things I couldn't do before. Everyone at New York Bariatric Group has been wonderful. They are kind. They are understanding. They make you feel comfortable. They will guide you every step of the way on your journey so that you can be successful.

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