Vitamins are Organic compounds that the human body is unable to synthesize (except a few) and have to be taken in with Food. Vitamins are produced in Plant susing the Sun. Vitamins are essential to the human body, they enable the growth, development and functioning of our body.Vitamins are divided according to ability to dissolve. There are Vitamins Water-soluble (B1, B2, B3, B5, B6, B7, B9, B12, C) and Oil-soluble Vitamins (A, D, E, K). Water-soluble Vitamins are excreted from the body after a few hours. Oil-soluble Vitamins are accumulated in the liver.Vitamins are nutrients, in addition to Carbohydrates, Fats, Proteins, Minerals and Water. The lack of vitamins cause metabolic disorders and disrupt the normal regeneration of the body.
Fresh foods have more vitamins than canned food. Wild vegetables and Forest Fruits are richer in vitamins than Cultivated Plants.In the diet we should use as much as possible natural sources of vitamins: Fruits, Vegetables, Eggs, Milk etc. This means that they are the Best Vitamins that are taken through the Fresh Food.
The main sources of vitamin A are usually liver, milk and milk products, butter, egg yolk and fish.Vitamin A is important for the prevention of heart, skin and degenerative diseases. Vitamin A protects the body from infections and is important for normal blood sugar levels.
Vitamin E is found in eggs, walnuts, hazelnuts, almonds, sunflower seeds, spinach.Vitamin E is a powerful antioxidant. Protects cells from free radicals and prevents Cancer and Cardiovascular Disease.
Vitamin D group consists of 7 vitamins. Daily requirements for vitamin D are very small. We get it through sunlight and food. The Natural Sources of Vitamin D are: butter, margarine, milk, seafish (salmon, tuna, sardines), fish oil (It has the highest concentration of Vitamin D), egg yolk etc. Vitamin D3 is produced in our body in the skin through sunlight. This vitamin may also be found in foods of animal origin.
Vitamin C is a strong Antioxidant. Vitamin C is an excellent ingredient to boost immunity as well as the detoxification of the body. Vitamin C prevents the occurrence of flu and colds. It is great for healthy hair, skin and nails. Foods that contain large amounts of vitamin A are: oranges, strawberries, peppers, broccoli, green leafy vegetables, kiwi, cabbage, grapefruit etc.
The best sources of vitamin B12 are fish and eggs.Vitamin B12 is important for the nervous system (improves memory and concentration). It prevents anemia and menstrual problems. It is important for normal growth and development of children.
Vitamin supplements are used along with regular meals, especially after various diseases. Vitamin Supplements are usually taken to strengthen the body. People use them during trainings and high physical activities.There are a lot of Vitamin Supplements in the market. The question is: Which is right for you? There are many scientific studies about Vitamin Supplements. There are different opinions, but the fact is that: before using supplements you should consult with your doctor or pharmacist. It is not recommended to take supplements without previous knowledge. Doctor will determine the correct dosage and method of use.Excessive use of Vitamin Supplements can cause bad effects for health. So be careful!Doctors and scientists agree on one thing: good nutrition is the best way to provide enough vitamins for your health. Malnourished and sick people should take supplements under the supervision of doctors. Healthy people should not substitute food with Vitamin Supplements.
| Posted by Dragana Dz | Date: 29.10.2013 |
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