Vitamin Benefits

Margaret By Margaret, 2nd Feb 2014 | Follow this author | RSS Feed | Short URL http://nut.bz/36xef0ai/
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It's important for our health to maintain a balanced, variety diet to achieve our daily vitamin needs. So what exactly do these much required vitamins do for us?

The Benefits Of Vitamins

Vitamins:

Vitamins are either fat soluble or water soluble. Vitamins A, E, D and K are fat soluble, that means they are stored by the liver and used up by the body very slowly. A build up of these fat soluble vitamins can become toxic, that's why pregnant women should avoid large amounts of these vitamins, especially A. The B complex vitamins and vitamin C are water soluble. The body uses these vitamins very quickly and any excess will be eliminated through urine, that's why they should be replaced on a daily basis.

Benefits of vitamin A:
Essential for growth
Strengthens immune system
Improves night vision
Promotes wound healing
Encourages healthy skin

Benefits of Vitamin B Complex:
Increase healthy skin and nails
Promotes nervous system health
Relieves PMS
Improves liver health
Helps metabolic function

Benefits of Vitamin C:
Promotes collagen production
Defends against free radicals in the skin created by sunlight
Helps to reduce inflammation
Essential for functioning of neurotransmitters
Aids the immune system

Benefits of Vitamin E:
Lowers cholesterol
Reduces blood pressure
Enhances the immune system
Protects cell plasma membrane
May help to prevent heart attacks

Tip: Its advisable to obtain your daily vitamin intake for a healthy varied diet. However, some people may require a supplement to achieve the required amount of certain vitamins. Always seek medical supervision to see what is best for you.

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Benefits, Clear Skin, Diet, Health, Lifestyle, Vitamin A, Vitamin B, Vitamin C, Vitamin D, Vitamin E, Vitamins, Weight Loss

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I am a busy mum in my 30's and when I am not running about I enjoy reading and writing about arts, alternative health and spirituality.

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author avatar Fern Mc Costigan
3rd Feb 2014 (#)

Interesting post!

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