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4 Micro-nutrients to help protect and keep the body healthy VitaminsMicro-nutrients to help protect and keep the body healthyWater Soluble – B and CFat Soluble – A,D, E and K
5 Vitamin A – Fat SolubleFound in full fat milk, cheese, eggs, oily fish, liver and butter. Added to margarine andspreads.Formed from beta-carotene and found in carrots, cabbage and yellow fruits
6 For good eyesight and night vision Vitamin AFor good eyesight and night vision
7 Vitamin A - DeficiencyDeficiency is rare in UK as it is found in a wide variety of food.Lack of Vitamin a can cause night blindness and poor eyesight.Excess in pregnancy can cause birth defects and women should avoid eating liver.
8 Vitamin B1 - Water Soluble Vitamin B1 - ThiamineHelps the release of energy from carbohydratesNeeded for normal growth in childrenHelps the nervous systemFound in breakfast cereals, potatoes and bread
9 Vitamin B1 Deficiency Lack of Vitamin B1 - Thiamine loss of appetite slow growth is childrenberi-beri (severe)
10 Vitamin B2 - Water Soluble Vitamin B2 - RiboflavinHelps the release of energy from carbohydratesNeeded for normal growth in childrenFound in breakfast cereals, potatoes ,bread, red meat
11 Vitamin B2 Deficiency Lack of Vitamin B2 – Rioflavin cracks around the mouth and lipstongue and eyes may become inflamedgeneral tiredness
12 Vitamin C – Ascorbic Acid Needed for the absorption of IRONGood Sources – Citrus fruits, green vegetables and tomatoes
13 Vitamin C – Ascorbic Acid Protects against infectionHelps to maintain healthy blood vesselsHeals wounds
14 Vitamin C Deficiency Lack of Vitamin C can cause: Mouth and gum infectionsSlow healing of woundsScurvy - extreme
15 Vitamin D Works with Calcium to help strong bones and teeth Produced by the body when exposed to sunlight
16 Vitamin DGood sources can be found in oily fish, eggs, cheese and butter
17 Vitamin D Deficiency Lack of Vitamin D can cause: Rickets in children and brittlebones on older people.Rickets are becoming a problem in the UK due to children not playing outside in the sunlight.