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					The Water
 Soluble
 Vitamins
     B1 Thiamin
• Foods = Pork, Liver, Peas,
  Cereal, Nuts, Seeds, Whole
  Grains
• Function: Needed to Produce
  Energy from Carbohydrates;
  Helps the Nervous System to
  Function Properly
    B2 Riboflavin
• Foods = Milk, Meat, Eggs, Whole
  Grains, Green Leafy Vegetables,
  Dried Beans, Breads, Cereals, Pasta
• Function: Needed to Produce Energy
  from Carbohydrates and Fats;
  Important for Growth and Healthy
  Skin
        B3 Niacin
• Foods = Meat, Liver, Fish, Whole
  Grain Breads and Cereals, Peas,
  Beans, Seeds
• Function: Needed to produce Energy
  from Carbohydrates, Fats, and
  Proteins; Needed for the Nervous
  System and Healthy Skin
 B5 Pantothenic Acid
• Foods = Whole Grains, Meat,
  Liver, Broccoli, Eggs, Nuts, Peas,
  Beans
• Function: Needed to Produce
  Energy from Carbohydrates, Fats,
  and Protein
   B6 Pyridoxine
• Foods = Whole Grains, Liver, Meat,
  Fish, Bananas, Green Leafy
  Vegetables, Peas, Beans
• Function: Needed for Protein
  Metabolism, The Production of
  Hemoglobin in Red Blood Cells, and
  the Nervous System
    B12 Cobalamin
• Foods = Meat, Liver, Dairy
  Products, Eggs
• Function: Necessary for forming
  Cells, including Red Blood Cells,
  and for a Healthy Nervous
  System
Folate ( Folic Acid )
• Foods = Green Leafy Vegetables,
  Liver, Whole Grains, Peas,
  Beans, Orange Juice
• Function: Needed for Forming
  Cells, Including Red Blood Cells;
  Helps Prevent Birth Defects
          Biotin
• Foods = Liver, Yogurt, Egg
  Yolk, Peas, Beans, Nuts
• Function: Necessary for
  Metabolism
C (Ascorbic Acid)
• Foods = Citrus Fruits, Melons,
  Strawberries, Green Vegetables,
  Peppers
• Function: Promotes Healthy Gums
  and Teeth; The Healing of Wounds,
  The Absorption of Iron, Acts as an
  Anti-Oxidant to protect Cells from
  damage
The Fat Soluble
    Vitamins
 ( All Dogs Eat
    Kittens )
       Vitamin A
• Foods = Milk, Yellow and Orange
  Fruits and Vegetables, Dark
  Green Leafy Vegetables,
  Eggs,Cheese, Butter
• Function: Keeps Eyes and Skin
  Healthy; Needed for Growth and
  for Strong Bones and Teeth
        Vitamin D
• Foods = Fish Oils, Milk, Liver, Egg
  Yolk, Salmon, Butter, Tuna, Produced
  in the Body by Exposure To UV Light
• Function: Promotes the Absorption of
  Calcium and Phosphorus in the
  Intestine; Needed for Strong Bones
  and Teeth
       Vitamin E
• Foods = Vegetable Oils, Beans,
  Peas, Nuts, Dark Green
  Vegetables, Whole Grains
• Function: Protects Cell
  Membranes from Damage by
  Reactive Oxygen ( Free Radicals
  )
       Vitamin K
• Foods = Leafy Vegetables
  such as Spinach, Kale, and
  Broccoli
• Function: Aids in Blood
  Clotting
Important
 Minerals
          Calcium
• Foods: Milk, Dairy Products, Dark
  Green Leafy Vegetables, Tofu,
  Legumes, Shellfish, Bony Fish
• Function: Needed for Development
  and Maintenance of Bones and
  Teeth; Transmission of Nerve
  Impulses; Muscle Contraction; Blood
  Clotting
      Chromium
• Foods = Meat, Dairy Products,
  Whole Grains, Herbs, Nuts,
  Seeds
• Function: Helps Regulate
  Blood Sugar
         Copper
• Foods = Liver, Shellfish, Peas,
  Beans, Nuts, Seeds
• Function: Needed for
  Production of Bone and Red
  Blood Cells and the Absorption
  of Iron
        Fluoride
• Foods = Tea, Fish, Fluoridated
  Toothpaste, Water
• Function: Helps Strengthen
  Tooth Enamel and Prevent
  Cavities
        Iodine
• Foods = Iodized Salt,
  Seafood
• Function: Needed fro
  Production of Thyroid
  Hormones and Normal Cell
  Function
           Iron
• Foods = Red Meat, Whole
  Grains, Dark-Green
  Vegetables, Peas, Beans,
  Eggs
• Function: Necessary for
  Production of Hemoglobin
      Magnesium
• Foods = Milk, Dairy Products,
  Green Leafy Vegetables, Peas,
  Beans
• Function: Needed for Bone
  Growth; Metabolism; and Muscle
  Contraction
       Potassium
• Foods = Meats, Poultry, Fish,
  Bananas, Oranges, Dried Fruits,
  Potatoes, Peas, Beans
• Function: Needed for Maintenance of
  Fluid Balance; Transmission of Nerve
  Impulses, and Muscle Contraction
     Phosphorus
• Foods = Cereals, Meats, Milk,
  Poultry
• Function: Needed for Bone
  Formation and Cell production
        Selenium
• Foods = Tuna, Other seafood,
  Whole Grains, Liver, Meat, Eggs
• Function: Needed for Healthy
  Heart Function; Anti-Oxidant
  Action, Healthy Thyroid Function
         Sodium
• Foods = Table Salt, High salt
  Foods ( Ham ), Dairy Products,
  Soy Sauce
• Function: Needed for Regulation
  of Water Balance in Cells and
  Tissues and for Transmission of
  Nerve Impulses
         Sulfur
• Foods = Seafood, Meat,
  Milk, Poultry
• Function: Needed for
  Protein Metabolism

				
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