Monday, November 29, 2004

Your guide to vitamins and minerals

I was surfing the net today and found this. Not that I badly need these vitamins but it’s nice to know what they actually do to our bodies and where we can find them. I got this info from here.

Vitamin A

-needed for growth and repair of body, healthy immune system, and healthy vision.
-Found in liver, eggs carrots, milk, yogurt, cheese, and fish liver oil.

Vitamin B12

-needed for healthy nervous system and making blood cells.
-Found in liver, meat, milk,and fortified breakfast cereals.

Vitamin C

-needed for healing wounds, helping body to absorb iron.
-Found in citrus fruits (lemons, limes, oranges, grapefruits) nectarines, melons, vegetables, tomatoes, and potatoes.

Vitamin D

-needed for healthy bones and teeth, helping body to absorb calcium.
-Found in sunshine, eggs, oily fish, margarine, liver, fortified breakfast cereals.

Vitamin E

-needed for protecting body tissues against damage.
-Found in vegetable oils, nuts, vegetables, and cereals.

Vitamin K

-needed for helping blood clot for wound healing.
-Found in dark green leafy vegetables (cabbage, spinach, brussel sprouts), liver, meat, and wholegrain cereals.

Calcium

-needed for helping to form healthy bones and teeth.
-Found in milk, yogurt, cheese, canned fish, dark green leafy vegetables, and dried fruits.

Iron

-needed for making red blood cells.
-Found in red meat, liver, fortified breakfast cereals, bread, spinach

Selenium

-Needed for protecting body tissues against damage.
-Found in cereals, meat, fish, liver, cheese, and eggs.

Zinc

-Needed for growth, digestion and taste.
-Found in meat, liver, eggs, cheese, wholegrain cereals and seafood.

9 Comments:

Blogger Cerridwen said...

this is a good information to have. Thanks for sharing it.

9:14 PM  
Blogger Ardythe said...

Do you want me to elaborate on these? As soon as the cousin of my friend returns all my dietetics books!

1:25 AM  
Blogger ting-aling said...

Ms. G..my pleasure

Ardythe, knowledge imparted is always welcome!

4:32 PM  
Blogger rolly said...

if there's anything i've learned from this post, it's that liver is practically in all the vitamins we need. Better start eating liver, then.

3:49 PM  
Blogger cathcath said...

anong vitamin ang para sa pusa?

4:11 PM  
Blogger bayibhyap said...

i try to eat the most balanced diet i can (with some sinful but pleasurable ingredients thrown in every now and then). i take some supplements where necessary and the rest i let nature take its course.

9:17 PM  
Blogger ting-aling said...

Ca t, Vitamin C

Hi Bayi, you're right. Sometimes, when friends tell me that they're taking so and so supplements, I wonder whether they know what those supplements are for. It's good to know why you're eating brocolli, carrots, etc., right?

11:19 PM  
Blogger Tin said...

why does liver have all the vitamins? i don't like liver!! waaah...

6:35 PM  
Blogger BongK said...

Hi ate ting, thanks for sharing this informative post.. merry christmas!

5:58 PM  

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