Vitamins, Nutrients, and Minerals
When one hears the three words: vitamins, nutrients, and minerals, they think of one
thing-being healthy and noticing what your intake is daily. Nutrition is all about
vitamins and nutrients. Firstly, vitamins are an organic compound required by the body in
small amounts of metabolism, to protect health, and for proper growth of children.
Vitamins also assist in the formation of hormones, blood cells, nervous systems chemicals,
and genetic material. There are 13 well-identified vitamins. Some examples of the 13
well-identified vitamins are: A, D, E, and K-fat contained foods, B, C-consumed
immediately. A well known and commonly used in commercials for orange juice vitamin is
vitamin C. Vitamin C or ascorbic acid is important in the synthesis and maintenance of
connective tissues. The lack of vitamin C will result in a sickness called scurvy. Scurvy
harms the gums, mucous membranes, and the skin. Another well-known vitamin and is also
used to commercial to give more information about this beverage is the vitamin in milk.
The vitamin in milk is vitamin D. If you do not drink milk and obtain this vitamin, your
bones and teeth will become soft and weak. Lacking one or more of the 13 well-identified