Vitamins and what they help

  • Vitamin A – Helps vision; helps to build and maintain skin, teeth, bones and mucous membranes. Found in milk, eggs, liver and fish oil.
  • Vitamin B1 (Thiamin) -Helps convert carbs into energy, brain, nerve cells and heart function. Found in grains, beans, meats and nuts.
  • Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin) -Helps cells use oxygen to release energy from food, growth and production of red blood cells. Found in dairy, meat, chicken and leafy greens.
  • Vitamin B3 (Niacin) -Helps skin, tongue, digestive tract and nervous system. Found in nuts, meat, fish, chicken and dairy.
  • Vitamin B5 (Pantothenic Acid) -Helps metabolize fat. Found in whole grains, egg yolks and milk.
  • Vitamin B6 (Pyroxidine) -Helps maintain health of skin and red blood cells. Found in whole grains, bananas, beans and nuts.
  • Vitamin B12 -Helps growth and production of red blood cells. Found in liver, beef, pork, poultry and eggs.
  • Vitamin C (Ascorbic Acid) -Helps protect against infection. Found in citrus fruits, strawberries, tomatoes, peppers and other veggies and fruits.
  • Vitamin D -Helps strengthen bones and teeth. Found in milk, fish oil and exposure to sunlight.
  • Vitamin E -Helps maintain involuntary nervous system and vascular system. Found in vegetable oil, nuts, leafy greens and asparagus.
  • Biotin (Vitamin B) -Helps breakdown protein, carbs and fats. Found in egg yolks, milk, vegetables and fruits.
  • Folate (Vitamin B) -Helps produce energy and produce red blood cells. Found in leafy greens, beans and broccoli.
  • Calcium -Helps form strong bones and teeth. Found in milk, cheese, green veggies and nuts.
  • Copper -Helps keep blood vessels, nerves and immune system healthy. Found in red meat, poultry, whole grain breads and mushrooms.
  • Iodine -Helps the thyroid and metabolism. Found in milk, cheese and other dairy.
  • Iron -Helps form hemoglobin which carries oxygen in the blood. Found in red meat, poultry, eggs and whole grains.
  • Magnesium -Helps bone growth and normal heart rhythm. Found in peanut butter, spinach and fish.
  • Phosphorus -Helps with bones, teeth and energy production. Found in nearly all foods.
  • Potassium -Helps muscles, heart and kidneys. Found in unprocessed fruits and veggies.
  • Zinc -Helps growth repair and immune system. Found in red meat, fish and legumes.

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