Vitamins Minerals by GU9jBy8C

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									                    Vitamins
   Are essential for sustaining
    life;
   Vitamins are present in the
    foods we eat, but not all
    vitamins are found in foods;
   The way in which food is
    grown, stored, processed,
    or cooked affects the
    nutrients in them: Ex.
    Boiling vegetables in a pot
    without a lid will cause
    much of the Vitamin C to be
    lost;
   It is important to eat fresh
    foods that are not
    processed on a daily basis.
    2 Types of Vitamins
Fat Soluble Vitamins:

 Are stored in the fatty tissue of the
  body;
 It is easy to develop toxic levels of
  these;
 They are Vitamins A, D, E and K
Water Soluble Vitamins
   Water soluble vitamins are needed
    everyday;
   The body does not store these but gets
    rid of excess amounts;
   These vitamins include the B-complex
    and Vitamin C.
                 Minerals…
   Are inorganic
    substances (not alive)
    that occur naturally in
    the earth and bodies;
   A plant is not a
    mineral;
   Minerals are in most
    foods because plants
    take minerals from the
    soil as they grow;
   The body uses
    minerals to regulate
    muscles, bones,
    nerves, sweating,
    growth, and a variety of
    other body functions.
Minerals continued…

 Minerals are not damaged by heat and
  light like vitamins can be;
 Our bodies need at least 21 different
  minerals.
  Some examples include: calcium, zinc,
  iron, potassium, sodium…
 Minerals can be classified into two
              groups:
Major Minerals:       Trace Minerals:
 We need a lot of;    We need only a

 Examples are:         little of;
  calcium and          Examples are iron
  phosphorus.           and iodine.
 Eating  your
 fresh fruits &
 vegetables is
 still the best
 way to get all
 of your daily
 vitamins and
 minerals
 requirements…

								
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