Our body cannot produce vitamins. It gets the vitamins it needs from the foods we eat. Different foods contain different vitamins. By eating different foods, we can get different vitamins and remain healthy. Here are some of the vitamins that we get numbered from A to K.
This vitamin plays a really big part in eyesight. It’s great for night vision and helps us see in color too from the brightest yellow to the darkest purple. In addition, it helps us to grow properly and aids in healthy skin.
Some foods like ilk, liver, orange colored fruits and vegetables and dark green leafy vegetables are rich in vitamin A.
There’s more than one B vitamin. Here’s the list B1, B2, B6, B12, niacin, folic acid, biotin and pantothenic acid. For now, it is sufficient to know that the B vitamins are important in metabolic activity. This means that they help make energy and set it free when our body needs it. So the next time you are running up the stairs or on the playground, thank those B vitamins. This group of vitamins is also involved in making red blood cells, which carry oxygen throughout our body. Every part of our body needs oxygen to work properly. So these B vitamins have a really important job.
Some foods rich in B vitamins are whole grains, such as wheat and oats, fish and seafood, poultry and meat, eggs, dairy products like milk and curd, leafy green vegetables, beans and peas.
This vitamin is important for keeping our gums and muscles in good shape. This Vitamin also helps our body resist infection and heals cuts and bruises.
Some foods rich in vitamin C are all citrus fruits like oranges, strawberries, tomatoes, broccoli, cabbage and kiwi fruit.
Vitamin D is the vitamin we need for strong bones and teeth. It also helps our body absorb the amount of calcium it needs.
Foods rich in vitamin D are milk, fish, egg yolks, liver and fortified cereals.
This hard-working vitamin maintains a lot of our body’s tissues like the ones in our eyes, skin and liver. It protects our lungs from becoming damaged by polluted air. And it is important for the formation of red blood cells.
Some foods rich in vitamin E are whole grains such as wheat and oats, leafy green vegetables, egg yolks, nuts and seeds.
Remember the last time you got a cut? Your blood did something special called clotting. It dried up and became a scab. This happens because certain cells in our blood act like glue and stick together at the surface of the cut to help stop the bleeding. Vitamin K is important for clotting.
Some foods rich in Vitamin K are leafy green vegetables, dairy products like milk and curd, broccoli and soya bean oil.