Vitamin and Mineral Hailey Bartholomew

Vitamins
Water Soluble Function: Dissolve in Water
Vitamin B (Folic Acid) Function: Helps the body make new cells Food Sources: Dark green leafy vegetables Deficiency: Spina Bifida (Neural tube defect that affects the spinal cord during fetal development)
Vitamin C Function: Protects the body against infection Food Sources: Citrus fruits, strawberries, broccoli, tomatoes, etc. Deficiency: Scurvy (Breakdown of collagen, bleeding gums and skin hemorrhages)
Fat Soluble Function: Dissolves in fat
Vitamin K Function: Helps blood clot normally Food Source: Dark green leafy vegetables (Spinach, kale, collard greens, etc.) Deficiency: Bleeding and Bruises
Vitamin A Function: Promotes good vision, hair and skin Food Sources: Red, Orange and dark green vegetables Deficiency: Night blindness
Vitamin D Function: Builds and maintains bones and teeth Food Sources: Milk/dairy products and sunlight Deficiency: Rickets (Bowed Legs)
Vitamin E Function: Protects the membranes of white and red blood cells Food Source: Vegetable oils, fruits and vegetables Deficiency: Poor nerve connection and neurological problems
Mineral
Calcium Function: Strengthen bones and teeth Food Source: Milk/dairy products, whole grains, dark green leafy vegetables Deficiency: Osteoporosis (Bones become weak and brittle due to mineral loss)
Iron Function: Helps make red blood cells, helps our muscles store and use oxygen Food Source: Animal products, meat, dark green leafy vegetables Deficiency: Anemia (Low red blood cell formation)
Sodium and Potassium Function: Maintains fluid balance in the body Food Sources: Salt, fruits and vegetables Deficiency: Muscle cramps, irregular heart beat, seizures

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