Water Soluble Vitamins

Water Soluble Vitamins

Vitamins are essential nutrients found in foods. They perform specific and vital functions in a variety of body systems, and are crucial for maintaining optimal health.

The two different types of vitamins are fat-soluble vitamins and water-soluble vitamins.

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Quick facts


  • B-complex vitamins and vitamin C are water-soluble vitamins that are not stored in the body and must be replaced each day.
  • These vitamins are easily destroyed or washed out during food storage and preparation.
  • The B-complex group is found in a variety of foods: cereal grains, meat, poultry, eggs, fish, milk, legumes and fresh vegetables.
  • Citrus fruits are good sources of vitamin C.
  • Using megadoses of multivitamins or supplements is not recommended.

To much vitamins

"Excesses of all nutrients, from water, to iron, to water-soluble B vitamins, can potentially cause toxicities," says Norman Hord, PhD, MPH, RD, associate professor in the department of Food Science and Human Nutrition at Michigan State University.

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  • Vitamin C in oranges helps your body heal if you get a cut.
  • B vitamins in whole grains help your body make energy from food.
  • Water-soluble vitamins are different. When you eat foods that have water-soluble vitamins, the vitamins don't get stored as much in your body. Instead, they travel through your bloodstream. Whatever your body doesn't use comes out when you urinate

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Another way of getting them is a pill if you don't get them in your food

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Energy from vitamin B

Read labels


Some of these vitamins need to be replace because they do not stick around

Only use the amount you need not to much and not to less

Lots of vitamins can be harmful to the body

Use proper measurements of the foods to get your vitamins

Be aware of how much you take in

Lots of vitamin B

Eat them


Vitamins feed your needs

In your fruits is vitamin C

Take all your vitamins

All your vitamins are important

Many sources of vitamins

In these foods are vitamin B

  • whole grains, such as wheat and oats
  • fish and seafood
  • poultry and meats
  • eggs
  • dairy products, like milk and yogurt
  • leafy green vegetables
  • beans and peas

Need in your diet

So much vitamin C in these foods

  • citrus fruits, like oranges
  • cantaloupe
  • strawberries
  • tomatoes
  • broccoli
  • cabbage
  • kiwi fruit
  • sweet red peppers

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