Spotlight On Health
Make Sure You Take Your Vitamins!
Vitamins are very important substances that are found in the foods we eat. Like minerals, vitamins are needed by your body to help it work properly. Every vitamin has a special role that it plays in your growth and development.
There are two types of vitamins. They are fat soluble and water soluble. Fat soluble vitamins are stored in the fat tissues of your body and in your liver. They wait until your body needs them. It could be a few days or up to six months! When it’s time for the vitamin to be used, special carriers in your body take them to where they are needed. Fat soluble vitamins are vitamins A, D, E, and K.
Water-soluble vitamins don’t get stored as much in your body. They travel through your blood stream. What your body doesn’t use, comes out when you urinate. These vitamins need to be replaced often because of this. These vitamins include vitamin C and the vitamin B group.
Have you ever heard the statement, “you are what you eat”? Vitamins come from the food you eat. Sometimes, kids take multi vitamins daily, but eating a variety of healthy foods is also extremely important.
Read on and learn more about some specific vitamins in today's Spotlight on Health!
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