Title of Awesomeness A page about vitamins and minerals

Vitamins

Vitamins are what we get from different fruits and vegetables.

Water-soluble vitamins dissolve in and are carried by water. We'll go through these first.

Vitamin C is first. It protects the body from infection, and if you don't get enough of it, you get scurvy! You can get vitamin c from citrus fruits and broccoli.

Vitamin B comes from dark green leafy vegetables, such as kale.

Vitamin B is commonly known as Folic acid. It helps the body create new cells, and if pregnant mothers don't get enough of it, the baby may have spina bifida.

Fat-soluble vitamins are dissolved in and carried by fat.

Vitamin K is what we need to help clot our blood when we cut ourselves. If we don't get it, bleeding and bruising will increase. Vitamin K comes from dark green leafy vegetables.

Vitamin A comes from red, orange and dark green vegetables.

Vitamin A promotes good vision, which is why people say carrots are good for your eyesight. If you don't get enough, you may have night blindness.

Vitamin D comes from dairy products and sunlight. It helps build and maintain bones, and if we don't get enough, rickets(bowed legs) may happen.

Vitamin E comes from oils, fruits and vegetables.

Vitamin E protects the membranes of white and red blood cells. Poor nerve connection and neurological problems will occur if you have a deficiency.

Minerals

There are to types of minerals: Macro and Micro/Trace.

Calcium strengthens our bones, and having a deficiency means osteoporosis. We get Calcium from milk/dairy products and whole grains.

Iron comes from animal products and dark green leafy vegetables.

Iron helps make red blood cells, so consequently not getting enough iron means not having enough red blood cells, or Anemia. Iron also helps our muscles store and use oxygen.

Sodium and potassium come from salt, fruits and vegetables. They help maintain fluid balance, and having a deficiency of sodium and potassium could result in muscle cramps, irregular heartbeats or seizures.

Credits:

Created with images by Masahiro Ihara - "Vegetables in Whole Foods Market" • JeepersMedia - "Flintstones Kids Vitamins" • Meditations - "appetite broccoli brocoli broccolli" • moneytreeandme - "kale blossom green" • alexlomas - "leaf_vegetables" • stevepb - "cucumber salad food" • PublicDomainPictures - "lamp light sun" • Anelka - "food vinegar eat" • jarmoluk - "water bottle desire" • Soorelis - "kiwi fruit vegetables" • congerdesign - "milk glass frisch" • RitaE - "asparagus steak veal steak"

Report Abuse

If you feel that this video content violates the Adobe Terms of Use, you may report this content by filling out this quick form.

To report a Copyright Violation, please follow Section 17 in the Terms of Use.