vitamins and minerals
Do you know your vitamins and what their importance is? Essential is the word and vitamins are. The body needs an amount that is not large to work properly and our supply comes from our diet and it has to be balanced. Taking large amounts through supplements can be dangerous.


Vitamins can be water and fat soluble and these are the two main classes.

Fat soluble vitamins:

Are found in fatty foods especially animal products but can be gotten from plant products. The body can stores vitamins and uses it when it is needed. This ensure that you do not consume loads to vitamins as it can be harmful. Fat-soluble vitamins include: vitamin A, vitamin D, vitamin E, and vitamin K. These vitamins have their biological names

Water-soluble vitamins:

For this class, it cannot be stored in the body and this puts it in a position of demand. The excess is removed via urine and this is class is not very harmful if taken in excess.


Since water-soluble vitamins are not stored in the body, you need to have consume them more frequently. It can be found in fruits, vegetables, dairy foods, grains etc. They can be destroyed by heat during cooking. It is best preferable to cook under low heat through steaming rather than boiling them. Examples include vitamin C, the B vitamins and folic acid. You can try this other quiz from

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