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Vitamins Part I

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Calories  |  Carbohydrates  | Minerals Dietary Fibre  |  Nutritional Requirements


Whilst vitamin supplements seem to be all the rage, they should never be completely relied upon and it is possible to get the recommended daily amount of vitamins by eating a well balanced diet. These articles lists the various vitamins together with a description of their benefits and foods which offer reasonable sources.


Vitamin A

Benefits :  Healthy eyes, skin, and bones
Sources :  Dairy products, eggs, dark green leafy vegetables, deep orange fruits and vegetables, liver



Vitamin B1 (Thiamine)

Benefits :  Essential for converting carbohydrates into energy
Sources :  Fish, lean meat, milk, fortified breads and cereals, soy and dried beans


Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin)

BenefitsImportant for body growth and converting carbohydrates into energy
Sources :  Lean meats, dairy products, eggs, nuts, green leafy vegetables


Vitamin B3 (Niacin)

BenefitsAids the digestive system, skin, and nerves and for converting carbohydrates into energy
Sources :  Lean meats, dairy products, eggs poultry, fish, nuts


Vitamin B6

BenefitsHelps produce antibodies, the  break down of proteins tissue and the formation of haemoglobin in red blood cells
Sources :  Beans, nuts, legumes, eggs, meats, fish, whole grains

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Vitamin B9 (Folic Acid)

BenefitsHelps tissue and cell function including the formation red blood cells and DNA
Sources :  Beans, legumes  citrus fruit, whole grains, dark green leafy vegetables, poultry, pork, shellfish and liver


Vitamin B12

Benefits Recycles important enzymes essential to maintain the health of blood, nerves and other cells
Sources :  Eggs, meat, poultry, shellfish, milk, and milk products

Go to:-  Vitamins C - K


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