VITAMINS & MINERALS EMMA HUGGARD

VITAMINS

WATER SOLUBLE

Definition: A vitamin that can dissolve in water

VITAMIN B

(FOLIC ACID)

Helps body make new cells

Comes from dark green leafy vegetables, like spinach and kale

Deficiencies include spina bifida and neural tube defect

VITAMIN C

Protects the body from infection

Comes from citrus fruits and strawberries

Deficiency is scurvy, the breakdown of collagen and bleeding gums.

FAT SOLUBLE

Definition: A vitamin that can absorb into fat and oils, and is stored into body tissue.

VITAMIN K

Helps blood clot normally

Comes from dark green, leafy vegetables, like spinach and kale

Deficiencies include bleeding and bruising

VITAMIN A

Promotes good vision, hair, and skin

Comes from red, orange, and dark green vegetables, like peppers

Deficiencies include troubles with vision

VITAMIN D

Builds and maintains bones and teeth

Comes from milk, dairy, and sunlight

Deficiencies include bowed legs

VITAMIN E

Protects the membranes of white and red blood cells

Comes from vegetable oils, fruits, and vegetables

Deficiencies include poor nerve connection

MINERALS

CALCIUM

Strengthens bones and teeth

Comes from dairy products and whole grains

Deficiency is osteoporosis

IRON

Helps produce red blood cells, helps muscles store and use oxygen

Comes from animal products, meat, and dark, leafy vegetables

Deficiency is anemia

SODIUM/POTASSIUM

Maintains fluid balance in the body

Comes from salt, fruits, and vegetables

Deficiencies include muscle cramps, irregular heart beat, and seizures

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