Vitamins and Minerals Ossian Hansen

Vitamins
Water Soluble: Able to be dissolved by water

Vitamin B: To help the body make new cells.

Found in Kale, and Spinach.

Deficient signs: Spinal Bifida (development of babies with a bad spine.

Vitamin C

Function: Protects the body against infection

Food sources: oranges, broccoli, and strawberries

Deficiency: Scurvy, and breakdown of Collagens, with bleeding gums.

Fat Soluble: Able to be dissolved in fat
Vitamin K

Function: Helps blood clot normally

Food Sources: Dark green leafy vegetables. Parsley, spinach, kale.

Deficiency: Bleeding and bruising.

Vitamin A

Function: Promotes good vision, hair, and skin.

Food Source: Carrots, and tomatoes

Deficiency: Night Blindness

Vitamin D

Function: Builds and maintains bones and teeth

Food Sources: Milk, and yogurt

Deficiency: Rickets (bowed legs)

Vitamin E

Function: Protects the membranes of white and red blood cells.

Food Sources: Vegetable oil, fruit

Deficiency: Poor nerve connections and neurological problems

Minerals
Calcium

Function: Strengthens bones and teeth

Food Sources: Milk, and dairy

Deficiency: Osteoperosis

Iron

Function: Helps make red blood cells.

Food Sources: Animal products, meat, and dark green leafy vegetables

Deficiency; Anemia

Sodium/Potassium

Function: Maintains fluid balance in the body

Food Source: Salt, fruits, and vegetables

Deficiency: High Blood Pressure

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