11 things you may not know about the vitamins

Updated: Apr 5, 2020

Vitamins play an important role in our growth and development, but if you have a balanced diet, most can be found in the foods we eat.

The 13 most important Vitamins are: A, C, D, E, K and B Vitamins(thiamine, riboflavin, niacin, pantothenic acid, biotin, Vitamin B-6, Vitamin B-12 and folate.

  • A, D, E, K Vitamins are fat-soluble and 8 B Vitamins and C are water-soluble.

  • Fat-soluble vitamins are stored in the body when they are not in use, unlike water-soluble vitamins dissolve in water, which means these vitamins and nutrients dissolve quickly in the body

  • Eating plenty of fruits, vegetables,whole-grains and cereals will give your body the vitamins it needs, at the right level and in the right balance.

  • Your body can also make Vitamin D and K.

  • People who eat a vegetarian diet may need to take a Vitamin B12 supplement.

  • Vitamin B12 is needed to help blood form, and for the brain and nervous system to function properly.

  • For healthy skin, try to include Vitamin A in your diet .

  • Vitamin C is famous “cold” fighter is a strong antioxidant known for strengthening the immune system by fighting off colds and other infectious diseases.

  • Vitamin D plays a key role in helping the body absorb calcium.

  • Vitamin C helps in the absorption of iron.

  • Vitamin E is an important vitamin required for the proper function of many organs in the body. It is also an antioxidant. This means it helps to slow down processes that damage cells.

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