Water Souble Vitamins

Clarice Whitaker

Water Soluble Vitamins

The fat-soluble vitamins, A, D, E, and K, are stored in the body for long peroid of time and generally posea greater risk for toxicity when consumed in excess than water water-soluble vitamins. Water soluble vitamins are needed for energy metabolism; important to nerve function.

Sources

Found in all nutritious foods in moderate amounts: pork, whole-grain or enriched breads and cereals, legumes, nuts and seeds.

What Can Happen?

As vitamins are important for keeping your body healthy, not getting enough can cause problems. However, this only happens when you have very low levels of vitamins in your body – known as a deficiency.

Facts

Water-soluble vitamins are crucial for good health and proper functioning of the body as they enable a variety of chemical and metabolic reactions to take place. While they are not a direct source of calories, water-soluble vitamins help unleash the calories in foods (carbohydrates, proteins, and fats). Since the body does not produce these vitamins they must be replenished on a daily basis. There are a total of nine water-soluble vitamins all of which are housed in a diverse range of foods.

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Vitamins have diverse biochemical functions

Important in maintaining proper nervous system function.

There are two types of soluble vitamins

Although you get vitamins and minerals from the foods you eat every day, some foods have more vitamins and minerals than others.

Maintain the proper balance of water in the body

Is quickly absorbed into the bloodstream

Niacin is one of the water soluble vitamins

Supports blood vessel walls