Vitamins 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) 🙂 ,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 🙂