VITAMINS AND MINERALS

VITAMINS AND THEIR USES

VITAMINS AND THEIR BENEFITS TO YOUR BODY A vitamin is defined as a substance that is an essential micro nutrient that an organism needs in small quantities for the proper functioning of its metabolism. Most of these vitamins cannot be synthesized in humans or are produced in small quantities and are therefore obtained from diet to prevent deficiencies. Vitamin A Major animal dietary sources of vitamin A include; milk, eggs, meat, cheese, liver, fish oil and kidneys. Common plant sources of Vitamin A are; Pink grapefruit, Carrots, Pumpkin, Sweet potatoes,…

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VITAMINS AND MINERALS

IS VITAMIN C GOOD FOR YOUR IMMUNE SYSTEM?

Vitamin C, or ascorbic acid, is a water-soluble vitamin well known for its role in supporting a healthy immune system. It is a potent antioxidant, meaning it can neutralize unstable compounds in your body called free radicals and help prevent or reverse damage to normal cells caused by these compounds. Damage to cells by free radicals causes illness and the aging of cells rendering them less healthy. It’s also involved in several biochemical processes, many of which are related to immune health. So how does it affect your immunity? It…

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