Nutrition: Vitamins and Minerals Chapter 4


ABC's of Vitamins


Even if it does sound like a grade-school aphorism created to get kids to eat their vegetables, there’s a great deal of truth in this age-old saying, “You are what you eat.”. Consuming nutrient-rich foods such as spinach may not instantly result in bulging muscles like it does for Popeye, but we are quite literally made of the foods we consume. The vitamins in food are fundamental to the development of all the body's tissues and fluids, and vital to the countless functions that keep our internal systems working. Here we explore vitamins A, B, C, and E and the special roles they play in your body.


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CHAPTER 1

What are Vitamins and Minerals?

At the foundation of every healthy diet is an appropriate balance of vitamins and minerals.
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CHAPTER 4 (currently viewing)

The ABC’s of Vitamins

Even if it does sound like a grade-school aphorism created to get kids to eat their vegetables...
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CHAPTER 9

Salt & Other Minerals

Though minerals are themselves inactive, they are put to work in every tissue, every organ, and every system of the human body.
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CHAPTER 11

Vitamin D

A study released in March, 2011, by the CDC indicated that about a quarter of the U.S. population is low on Vitamin D...
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