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Vitamin Report
Shaneka Matthews
SCI 241
7/22/2012
Denise Bolding, M.S. Vitamin Report Vitamins are in almost everything consumed everyday. Some foods and drinks may have more vitamins than the next. If a person wants to stay healthy then the best thing would be to choose things that have a high amount of vitamins. There are water-soluble vitamins and fat-soluble vitamins and both have some positives and some negatives. Not getting enough of a certain vitamin can also cause harm to the body. The body needs 13 different vitamins to stay healthy. All of these 13 vitamins are classified. Vitamin classification is how vitamins are classified depending on their solubility. There are some that is soluble in fat and there are some that are soluble in water. Fat-soluble vitamins are the ones that are stored in the fat and water-soluble are the ones that are flushed put by the kidneys. With these vitamins, it can help a person maintain a healthy immune system; good vision, help build and maintain strong bones and are also good for the hair and skin. Fat-soluble vitamins are good for certain things and water-soluble are good for the others. Fat-soluble vitamins would be vitamin A, D, E and K. These vitamins would be stored in the liver cells and fat in the body. There are plenty of foods that are a good source for each of these vitamins. Carrots, sweet potato, collared greens and kales are a good source of vitamin A. Vitamin D can get to the body through sunlight along with drinking milk and eating salmon, tuna fish and foods that are fortified with the vitamin. Since this vitamin isn’t found in many foods it may be necessary for certain people to take a supplement. Foods high in vitamin E are sunflower seeds, almonds, pine nuts and avocado. And with vitamin K leafy, green vegetables like spinach and kale are high in this vitamin. Foods that aren’t green…...

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