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The Importance of Vitamin D in Your Diet   Leave a comment

The Importance of Vitamin D in Your Diet

 

What is Vitamin D?

Vitamin D (cholecalciferol) is a fat- soluble vitamin. It is produced in the skin by the action of sunlight. It is also, found in animal products.

What is the Function of Vitamin D?

The function of vitamin D is to enhance the absorption of Dietary Calcium; helps to form bones and teeth. It aids the systems that require Calcium: circulatory, nervous, and muscles, and utilize Calcium and Phosphorous in blood and bone building.

 

What are the Food Sources for Vitamin D?

Food sources: nuts, fortified milk, cheese, butter, margarine, fortified cereal and breads, oily fish, liver, eggs, cod liver oil, dried peas and beans.

 

What are the Symptoms of Vitamin D Deficiency?

The symptoms of  Vitamin D Deficiency are bone diseases, rickets, caries, decay, and disintegration of bones or teeth.

 

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Food and Nutrients   2 comments

Food and Nutrients - blog lg pictureThere are essential nutrients that we need to consume in order to have a healthy body. Protein provides amino acids for body growth and tissue repair. Vitamins produces varieties of processes, such as the production of energy inside body cells and the growth and division of cells. According to report on nutrition, a total of 13 vitamins must be provided by the diet.

Minerals are chemical elements, such as calcium and iron, they are needed for growth and to facilitate processes that occurs within the body. There is said to be 16 minerals that must be provided by the diet.

In the diagram we see fruits, vegetables, and fruit juice along with cheese. These are all good nutrients. Meat and poultry are also good food items to choose in our diet.

There are essential nutrients that we need to consume in order to have a healthy body. Protein provides amino acids for body growth and tissue repair. Vitamins produces varieties of processes, such as the production of energy inside body cells and the growth and division of cells. According to report on nutrition, a total of 13 vitamins must be provided by the diet.

Minerals are chemical elements, such as calcium and iron, they are needed for growth and to facilitate processes that occurs within the body. There is said to be 16 minerals that must be provided by the diet.

In the diagram we see fruits, vegetables, and fruit juice along with cheese. These are all good nutrients. Meat and poultry are also good food items to choose in our diet.

Meat and Poultry are Sources of Protein

These are other important sources of protein, minerals and vitamin B. To lower the fat intake from meat, removing the skin is recommended. Poultry contains less iron than red meat does, according to report on nutrition. Examples of lean meat: beef, lamb, pork and veal.

Poultry: chicken, duck, goose, and turkey.

Organ Meat:  liver, brain, kidney and sweetbread.

Eggs: (excellent source of protein)

Fish:  (good source of protein)

Note: Ocean fish is said to contain iodine and selenium in useful amounts. Darker fish such as salmon and tuna was reported to contain more fat than cod and flounder, the whiter fish. The fat in the oily fish is higher in unsaturated fatty acids, the desirable type for those having a high blood cholesterol level.

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__Ellen J. Barrier

Medical Professional

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