Vitamins and Supplements
Nutrition
Biochemistry

What are the functions of the various vitamins?

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2011-07-20 17:11:40

== == == == == == * It helps in improving your eyesight. Also it

aids in maintaining healthy skin. Rich sources of vitamin A are:

eggs, milk, apricots, carrots, spinach and sweet potatoes. *

Vitamin B aids in generating energy that the body utilizes to carry

out its activities. Vitamin B also participates actively in making

red blood cells that carry oxygen to different parts of your body.

Rich sources of vitamin B include whole grains, such as wheat and

oats, fish and seafood, leafy green vegetables, dairy products like

milk and yogurt, beans and peas etc.

* It helps in strengthening your gums and muscles. Vitamin C

found in citrus fruits like oranges, also aids in healing wounds.

It enables you to overcome infections. Foods rich in vitamin C,

apart from citrus fruits are: tomatoes, broccoli, cabbage and

strawberries. == == == == * It works towards strengthening your

bones and teeth. It also aids in absorbing the calcium required by

the body. Foods rich in vitamin D are: fish, egg yolk, milk and

other dairy products etc.

* It takes care of your lungs and also aids in formation of red

blood cells. Good sources of vitamin E are: whole grains, such as

wheat and oats, leafy green vegetables, egg yolks, nuts etc. *

Vitamin K helps in the maintenance of normal levels of the blood

clotting proteins. Good sources of vitamin K are: leafy green

vegetables, dairy products, like milk and yogurt, pork etc. == ==

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vitamin A: is needed for healthy skins.

needed to formvisual purple in our eyes.visual purple helps us

to see

better in dim light.

vitamin B:needed to release energy from the food we eat.

vitamin B1 is required for normal growth in children.

vitamin C:needed to absorb iron(a mineral)from the food we

eat.

needed to help wounds to heal

vitamin D:needed to build strong bones and teeth,and to

absorb

calcium(a mineral) from the food we eat


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