What is the importance of vitamins?

Vitamin A prevents skin from drying out and helps us see better in the dark. We can find it in fish liver oil, the yellow part of eggs, carrots.

Vitamin B-1 helps the heart and nervous system work properly. Without it we could not grow. It is found in nuts, meat, green vegetables.

Vitamin B-3 prevents a disease called pellagra. We can take this vitamin from meat, fish, cereals, dried beans, nuts.

Vitamin B-12 prevents anemia. Good sources of vitamin B-12 are eggs, meat, and milk products.

Vitamin C is necessary for strong bones and teeth and for healthy blood vessels. It also helps to heal wounds faster. Food rich in vitamin C includes citrus fruits, tomatoes and raw cabbage.

Vitamin K is needed for the coagulation of blood. It is produced by our body but we can also find it in pork, cabbage or spinach.

Vitamins are required by the body to carry out certain functions. Although you only need relatively small amounts, deficiencies result in diseases like anemia or osteoporosis. Most vitamins are used by enzymes to help with metabolism. Others are antioxidants vitamin C and vitamin E. Iron (trace metal) sits at the center of red blood cells. Oxygen attaches to it and is carried throughout the body. Low iron equals low oxygenation, low energy and fatigued muscles including the heart.