Nutrients

Vitamins

The 6 Main Vitamins

There are many different kinds of vitamins. All of them are needed. The 6 basic, or necessary vitamins are Vitamins A, B, C, D, E, and K.
How do vitamins work? - Ginnie Trinh Nguyen

How Your Body Uses Vitamins

Our body uses minerals in many ways. It is used as an energy source, to heal, or build or repair damaged tissue. It also helps us grow, and transports oxygen to cells throughout the body. And finally, it regulates body functions.
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What Foods Can You Find With Vitamins

Carrots are rich with Vitamin A. Potatoes contain an enormous amount of Vitamin B. Oranges have Vitamin C. Eggs have a great amount of Vitamin D. Nuts have Vitamin E. VItamin K can be found in Spinach.
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Vitamins; Do They Provide Energy

Yes vitamins do give energy to the body. They help enzymes produce energy in the body. Vitamin B3 helps the enzyme Q10 provide a tremendous amount of energy. Vitamins B6 helps with metabolism. Vitamin C helps with transporting fats throughout the body.

What Would Happen If You Don't Have Enough of the Vitamins

  • Vitamin D deficiencies can lead to weak/thin bones

  • Pale/yellow skin

  • Weight loss

  • Confusion or forgetfulness

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What Would Happen If You Have an Excess Of Vitamins

Having an excess can potentially cause toxicities than can be life threatening. Vitamin B6 can cause nerve problems, too much niacin can cause flushing, and excess vitamin C can cause Kidney stones. Certain nutrients are handled differently than others. Too much Vitamin A,D, and K can all increase vitamin levels that are unsafe and can cause health problems. Excess vitamin A can produce birth defects in infants. High levels of vitamin E may increase the risk of internal or external bleeding.

The Health Benefits of Vitamins

  • study found increased bone density from Calcium and vitamin D.

  • Vitamin C may prevent some cancers

  • B vitamins work together to help the body metabolize carbohydrates, protein and fat in your body.

3 Ways Teens Could Add VItamins To their Diet

  • They could take daily supplements every day but not to much

  • Look on labels to find how much vitamins are in it

  • Add more veggies to your diet(they are rich in vitamins)

Recipies

Blueberry-Yogurt Fool

The Blueberries contain VItamin C and K. The yogurt contains Vitamin B-2 which is good for your digestion.

Moroccan Carrot Salad

The carrots contain Vitamin A, and the Moroccan helps with your hair.