Vitamins Vitamin - Vitamins and minerals are found in foods we eat. Our body needs them to work properly. - When it comes to vitamins, each one has a special role to play.
Vitamin D - Helps your bones - Make up strong teeth - Sources: milk, fish, egg yolks, liver, fortified cereal Vitamin A - Great for night vision - Helps your body fight infections - Sources: milk, liver, cantaloupe, carrots, sweet potatoes, dark green leafy vegetables
Vitamin C - Helps immune system - Sources: oranges, cantaloupe, strawberries, tomatoes, broccoli, cabbage, kiwi fruit, sweet red peppers Vitamins B - Help your body make protein and energy - Help make energy and set it free when your body needs it - Involved in making red blood cells - Sources : wheat, oats, fish, seafood, poultry, meats, eggs, milk, yogurt, leafy green vegetables, beans and peas.
Minerals Minerals - Helps your body grow, develop, and stay healthy. - The body uses minerals to perform functions
Trace - A trace means only a “little” - Body needs trace minerals, but just a bit - Trace minerals includes: iron, manganese, copper, iodine, zinc, cobalt, fluoride, and selenium. Macro - Macro means "large“. - Body needs larger amounts of macro minerals - The macro mineral group is made up by: calcium, phosphorus, magnesium, sodium, potassium, chloride, and sulfur.
Calcium - Helps build strong bones and teeth - Sources: milk, cheese, yogurt, canned salmon, sardines with bones, broccoli Iron - Helps transport oxygen from your lungs to the rest of your body. - Sources: meat, beef, tuna, salmon, eggs, beans, baked potato with skins, raisins, broccoli, wheat or oats. Potassium - Keeps your muscles and nervous system working properly - Blood and muscles contain water, and potassium helps control the amount of water - Sources: bananas, broccoli, tomatoes, potatoes with skins, broccoli, beans, peas, lentils, peanuts.
Water - Water is the most abundant liquid on earth - Water helps remove the dangerous toxins in your body - Foods & chemicals products you use on your skin and hair - Water Helps regulate your body temperature - Water carries oxygen and nutrients into all your cells