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SEVEN ESSENTIAL VITAMINS YOUR BODY NEEDS FOR OPTIMAL HEALTH

Published By Moushumi Mahanta | 25 Jun, 2024
A balanced diet provides essential vitamins for proper body function. Supplements can be used if dietary intake is insufficient.
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Here are some essential vitamins for proper body function:
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Vitamin C

It boasts antioxidant properties, strengthens blood vessels, skin elasticity, and improves iron absorption. Food sources include citrus fruits, peppers, grapefruits, and cantaloupe.
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Vitamin A

Vitamin A is required for healthy sight, skin, hair, proper growth, and maternal mortality prevention. Sources include carrots, citrus, melons, and sweet potatoes.
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Vitamin B

It strengthens immunity, energy production, neural health, supple skin, and iron absorption. Whole grains, pulses, beans, bananas, and peppers are important sources. 
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 Vitamin D

It provides a healthy skeletal system, regulates calcium and phosphate. Sun exposure and mushrooms are the major sources of vitamin D. 
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Vitamin E

Vitamin E intake enhances healthy skin, eyes, immune system, and reduces dementia risk. Primary sources include almonds, sunflower seeds, and tomatoes.
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 Vitamin K

Vitamin K is essential for blood clotting, wound healing, and healthy bones. Major sources include leafy greens, broccoli, and kale.
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Folic Acid

It boosts red blood cell formation, reduces neural defects in the fetus, and prevents anemia. Leafy greens, asparagus, beans, and citrus are some of its sources. 
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