Sunday, 12 July 2015

Vitamin Values and Health Benefits

Vitamin Values and Health Benefits


Healthy foods and vitamins are playing important role in human life. Following are the Vitamins and their values, sources of vitamin and their health benefits.

Vitamin values and Sources of Vitamin A


Liver (especially fish livers), Egg yolk, Fortified margarine, Oily fish, Oranges, Apricots, Carrots, Tomatoes, Melons, Dark green leafy vegetables.

Health benefits of Vitamin A
Vitamin values and their health benefits

Eye sight, Skin, May protect against cancer

Vitamin values and Sources of Vitamin B1


Most Foods including wheatgerm and pulses, Whole grains, Brewers yeast, Nuts, Fortified breakfast cereals

Health benefits of Vitamin B1

Helps break down carbohydrates, Nervous system

Vitamin values and Sources of Vitamin B2

Brewers yeast, Liver, Kidney, Dairy produce, Wheat bran, Wheatgerm, Eggs

Health benefits of Vitamin B2

Repairs body tissues

Vitamin values and Sources of Vitamin B3

Wheatgram, Whole grain cereals, Meat, Fish

Health benefits of Vitamin B3

Essential for tissue chemical reactions

Vitamin values and Sources of Vitamin B6

Avocados, Liver, Whole grains, Egg yolk, Lean meat, Bananas, Fish, Potatoes

Health benefits of Vitamin B6

Nervous system, Skin, Red blood cells

Vitamin values and Sources of Vitamin B12

Liver, Kidney, Some fish (including shellfish), Eggs, Milk

Health benefits of Vitamin B12

Healthy blood and nerves

Vitamin values and Sources of Vitamin C

Citrus Fruits, Potatoes, Tomatoes, Leafy greens

Health benefits of Vitamin C

Helps heal wounds, may fight colds, flu and infections, Protects gums, Keeps joints and ligaments in good working order

Vitamin values and Sources of Vitamin D

Fish liver oils, Fatty fish, Eggs, Fortified margarine also synthesized by ultraviolet light.

Health benefits of Vitamin D

Calcium deposits in bones

Vitamin values and Sources of Vitamin E

Vegetable oils, Some vegetables, Wheatgerm

Health benefits of Vitamin E

Cell growth, Antioxidant

Vitamin values and Sources of Vitamin K

Most vegetables. Especially leafy greens ones, Liver

Health benefits of Vitamin K

Essential in production of some proteins