Health builders

jayababy By jayababy, 5th Mar 2012 | Follow this author | RSS Feed
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During the Renaissance, ocean voyages resulted illness in the ships’ crews. Such prolonged periods without access to fresh fruits and vegetables resulted sickness to the crew due to common vitamin deficiency.

Role of vitamins & minerals in food.

Even before identifying the vitamins, the value of eating proper food to maintain good health was recognized during ancient times. It is surprising to know that ancient Egyptians knew that feeding liver would prevent night-blindness.

Vitamins and minerals in the diet are health builders. Vitamin A helps resist colds and maintain health of mucous membrane and skin. Good amounts of Vitamin A are in dark-green and yellow leafy vegetables and fruits like spinach, squash, carrots, yams, peaches and apricots.

Vitamin B is essential for the nervous system and for proper utilization of carbohydrates and fats. Good sources of Vitamin B are whole grains, food yeast, legumes, peanuts, green peas, potatoes and such fruits as bananas, apples and citrus fruits.

Vitamin C is essential for normal body growth and maintenance. It helps keep bones and teeth healthy. It is found in good amounts in grapefruit, oranges, lemons, tomatoes, green leafy vegetables, radishes and potatoes.

Vitamin D is essential for growth, normal development, and promoting the best use of phosphorous and calcium for bones and teeth. Good sources of Vitamin D are sunshine, milk and egg yolk.

Calcium contributes to the strength and rigidity of teeth and bones. It is also needed in soft tissues. It is found in milk, green leafy vegetables and dried fruits. Phosphorus is found in good supply in whole grains and eggs.

Iron, a good builder, is needed as a regulator for other body functions. Good supplies of iron are found in whole grains, dried fruits, dry legumes and green vegetables.

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Food, Food Facts, Food For Health, Food For Thought, Food Habits, Food Nutrition, Food Supplements, Health, Proteins, Vitamins

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author avatar M G Singh
5th Mar 2012 (#)

Informative post

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author avatar jayababy
6th Mar 2012 (#)

Thx Madan.

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author avatar Delicia Powers
5th Mar 2012 (#)

Great page thanks jayababy outstanding writing and very informative...:0)-thank you.

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author avatar jayababy
6th Mar 2012 (#)

thx Delicia.

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author avatar Buzz
5th Mar 2012 (#)

Informative and helpful health article, jaya. Hope your mom is feeling all right now. Welcome back.

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author avatar jayababy
6th Mar 2012 (#)

hi Buzz, mom is doing well now. Thx for the concern. Missed all of u for sometime.

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author avatar Sheila Newton
6th Mar 2012 (#)

Excellent and packed with good information. Thanks, Jayababy.
I'm away now for 2 weeks hols. No commenting for a while - sorry!

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author avatar jayababy
6th Mar 2012 (#)

hi Sheila, thx a lot. Have nice time and come back.

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author avatar Denise O
6th Mar 2012 (#)

Good information on how to get those wonderful vitamins. Thank you for sharing.:)

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author avatar Songbird B
7th Mar 2012 (#)

So good to have you back with us again, jaya..Thanks for a really informative healthcare article..

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author avatar Tranquilpen
7th Mar 2012 (#)

This is an excellent presentation of the importance of vitamins through the ages. Thank you for sharing.

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author avatar rajaryanme
13th Apr 2012 (#)

A fantastic post with all details.

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author avatar Retired
29th Dec 2012 (#)

Thanks for the insight,success for your article

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