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All things Vitamins

green vegVitamins are vital to health. We only need them in small amounts but nonetheless they are absolutely important.

There are two types of vitamins: Vitamin A, D,E and K are classed as fat-soluble vitamins whereas Vitamins B and C are water-soluble which means that they dissolve in water and as such are lost in our urine.

This post will look at the function and sources of Fat- soluble vitamins. Vitamin A: needed to promote growth and to make our mucous membranes healthy. Great sources of Vitamin A include- cheese, carrots, spinach, green vegetables, fish liver oils and eggs. Vitamin D, also called cholecalciferol is needed to help calcium do its job. Particularly useful to help build strong bones and teeth. A deficiency in Vitamin D could lead to rickets in children as well as osteomalacia in adults. Some great sources are-sunlight (as you might have heard) ūüôā ,ergosterol found beneath the skin is converted to Vitamin D. Other good sources are oily fish, liver and dairy¬†foods.

Vitamin E: Vitamin E is found in milk,¬†egg yolk¬†and wholegrain cereals. It is a powerful antioxidant¬†which we¬†need to¬†repair our damaged body cells, so get eating your grains and leafy veg. Finally, Vitamin K: this is essential for normal blood clotting. It’s also known to help build strong bones as well as help to prevent heart disease.¬†Again, wholegrain cereals, eggs and green vegetables are fab foods which give us lots of ¬†Vitamin K.¬†¬†Join me tomorrow as I explore the benefits of water- soluble vitamins to help you Eat Your Way Fabulous ūüôā

 

 

 

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