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The best way to maintain nutritional goals is to consume a healthy, balanced diet. However some people choose to incorporate nutritional supplements to enhance their overall health.
Why Take Supplements?

Why Take Supplements?

We get most of the vitamins and nutrients we need when we consume a balanced diet, with plenty of fruits, vegetables, legumes, lean protein and wholegrains. That’s why Green Chef recipes are packed full of nourishing healthy ingredients. However, some people still choose to take supplements to do just that, "supplement" their intake. The Department of Health and Social Care also recommends certain supplements for some groups of people who are at risk of deficiency. For example, did you know that approximately 20% of people in the UK have a vitamin D deficiency? Here are some of the recommendations for different groups:

  • Vitamin D supplement s for the winter months
  • Folic Acid for pregnancy
  • Supplements containing vitamins A, C and D for children under 5

    Find out more about who benefits from supplements.
Essential Vitamins and Minerals from Foods

Essential Vitamins and Minerals from Foods

Vitamins and minerals are small organic compounds that keep our bodies working healthily, most can be found in the food we eat as long as we consume a varied and balanced diet. Below are the some of the vitamins and minerals our body needs:

  • Vitamin A: Supports normal vision, the immune system, reproduction, and growth.
  • Vitamin C: Increases collagen protein synthesis; an essential component of connective tissue, collagen supports wound healing. Vitamin C is also involved in protein metabolism.
  • Vitamin D: Support bone growth and modulation of such processes as cell growth, as well as reducing inflammation.
  • Vitamin E: Maintains healthy skin, and strengthens our immune systems.
  • Vitamin K: Needed for blood clotting, which prevents excessive bleeding from injury and building bones.
  • Calcium: Helps with building bones and keeping our teeth healthy.
  • Iodine: Supports the thyroid gland making thyroxine which is important for our metabolism.
  • Iron: supporting the production of red blood cells, preventing anaemia

Vitamin Pouches from Zooki at Green Chef

Did you know you can add vitamins and supplements to your weekly Green Chef order? As well as being packed full of high quality ingredients containing the nutrition you need, why not give yourself an extra boost with our Zooki vitamin pouches, which are clinically proven to increase absorption 4x higher than conventional supplements. As with any supplement, contact a doctor before adding them to your diet.
Vitamin C

Vitamin C

What does vitamin C do?

Vitamin C helps us to protect cells and maintains healthy skin, cartilage, blood vessels and bones. Lack of vitamin c can prevent wounds from healing and even lead to scurvy. Find out more about the benefits of vitamin C.

Do vitamin C supplements work?

Adults should consume 40 mg of vitamin C a day, if you would like to supplement the vitamin C you are consuming in your diet, then vitamin c tablets are a great way to do so.



What does collagen do?

Collagen makes up 30% of your body's natural proteins, collagen supplement work to provide support to your skin, hair, nails, cartilage and bones.

Do collagen supplements work?

We produce less collagen as we age, so some people choose to supplement their reduced levels of collagen. Find more information on how collagen supplements work.



What is turmeric good for, and do turmeric supplements work? The cucumin extract from turmeric can support muscles after exercise, maintain healthy joints and aid digestion.

Do Vitamin Supplements Work?

Vitamin supplements’ effectiveness is dependent on multiple factors, including the quality of the actual supplement and an individual's health status, diet, vitamin needs and other medications. It’s important to check the label, and make sure any supplements you take come from a trusted brand. Supplements can be particularly beneficial for those with specific vitamin deficiencies or health conditions. As always, contact a healthcare professional before adding any supplements to your diet.