Vitamins and Minerals cambrie Kruger a2

Water- Soluble: Dissolved and carried by water and in water.
Vitamin B (folic acid): Helps body make new cells. Ex. Dark leafy greens and fish... Deficiency: Spina Bifida- affects spinal cord during pregnancy in fetus.
Vitamin C: Protects body from infection. Food sources: Citrus Fruits, Broccoli. Deficiency: Scurvy-Breakdown of collagen
Fat-Soluble: Dissolved and carried by fat and in fat.
Vitamin K: Helps blood clot normally. Food sources: Spinach, dark veggies. Deficiency: Bleeding and bruising
Vitamin A: Good vision, hair and skin. Food sources: Bell peppers, Orange. Deficiency: Night blindness
Vitamin D: Builds and maintains bones and teeth. Food sources: Milk/dairy products. Deficiency: Rickets(bowed legs).
Vitamin E: Protects membranes of white and red blood cells. Food Source: Veggies and fruits. Deficiency: Poor nerve connection and brain problems.
Calcium: Strengthens bones and teeth, Food sources: Milk, Dark greens. Deficiency: Osteoporosis(brittle and weak bones).
Iron: Makes red blood cells, helps muscles store and use oxygen. Food sources: Meat, Dark veggies. Deficiency: Anemia(low red blood formation).
Sodium and Potassium: Maintains fluid balance in body. Food sources: salt, fruits. Deficiency: Muscle cramps, irregular heart beats and seizures.


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