Today’s discussion will focus on vitamins. Vitamins are essential chemicals the body needs for normal growth, development and metabolism. When a particular vitamin is absent or inadequate it can result in a deficiency disease. So, we must pay attention to our vitamin intake.
Vitamins are not needed in large supply, but a deficiency is not good for your health. We have fat soluble vitamins (A, D, E and K) and water soluble vitamins (Eight B vitamins and C). Vitamin B and C are not stored by the body in large amounts, so we need to constantly consume adequate proportions on a daily basis.
Due to the fact that we lack these vitamins in our diets (especially because of our cooking methods), it is suggested that we take vitamin supplements to augment what we get from food. It is better to get your vitamins from your diet than depending on supplements.
Sources of vitamins are green vegetables and fruits, liver, fish oils, egg yolk, salmon, tomatoes, potatoes, carrot, cereals, milk, banana, etc.