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Zoey's Supplement Picks

1. Zinc is a nutrient found throughout your body. It helps your immune system and metabolism function. Zinc is also important to wound healing and your sense of taste and smell. Good food sources of zinc include chicken, red meat and fortified breakfast cereals.

2. Vitamin C (ascorbic acid) is a nutrient your body needs to form blood vessels, cartilage, muscle and collagen in bones. Vitamin C is also vital to your body's healing process. Because your body doesn't produce vitamin C, you need to get it from your diet. Vitamin C is found in citrus fruits, berries, potatoes, tomatoes, peppers, cabbage, Brussels sprouts, broccoli and spinach.

3. Vitamin D is a nutrient your body needs for building and maintaining healthy bones. That's because your body can only absorb calcium, the primary component of bone, when Vitamin D is present. Vitamin D also regulates many other cellular functions in your body. Its anti-inflammatory, antioxidant and neuroprotective properties support immune health, muscle function and brain cell activity. Vitamin D has very few natural food sources and is often recommended by doctors as an important supplement for overall health.

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