Why do we need to eat Vitamins? Their importance to the human body Vitamins are essential nutrients that we get from eating a varied and nutritious balanced diet. It is important to the body in small amounts to function properly for example, immunity and metabolism.
It is also best to eat nutrient rich foods that contain vitamins and minerals instead of taking artificial vitamin and mineral supplements. As vitamin A is not made in our bodies, hence we must obtain them from our food. Here we need to know what these vitamins are, how much do we need and what happens if you take an overdose?
They are mainly two types of vitamins: Fat soluble and Water soluble.
Fat soluble vitamins are widely found in fatty foods like animal fats, lard, butter, liver, oily fish, vegetable oil or dairy foods. The fat soluble vitamins easily dissolve in fat and not water. These vitamins require dietary fat so that it is absorbed in the small intestines and later stored in the liver and fatty tissues. Fat-soluble vitamins are vitamins A, D, E and K.
Water soluble vitamins are not stored in the body hence you need to have them frequently. These are found in fruit, vegetables and grains. The water soluble vitamins easily dissolve in water and the leftover amounts are not stored and will get released from the body through the urine.
For this reason, we must consume them on a continuous basis. The water soluble vitamins are Vitamin B, C and folic acid. Apart from the above, there are also other types of vitamins that are an important element in a healthy diet.
Some of the vital vitamins rich foods that you must include your balanced and healthy diet are:
It is very important that we must have a nutritious balanced meal as our body requires an array of essential nutrients to run smoothly. They help us fight against diseases, builds our body and proper growth. So remember to include foods that are rich sources of these vitamins and eat every day to stay healthy and fit.
Listed below are some yummy and delicious recipes that you could try out:
Lime in Chilli Chicken
Lemonade Indian Style
Thotakura Amaranthus Pappu
Healthy Mixed Vegetable Omelet
Potato & Spinach Curry – Aloo Palak
Prawns – Shrimp cooked in sour Greens gongura
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