Essay on Vitamins: Vitamin and Red Blood Cells

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Vitamin A helps form and maintain healthy teeth, bones, soft tissue, mucus membranes, and skin. Found in Dark-colored fruit, Dark leafy vegetables, Egg yolk, Fortified milk/dairy products, and then liver, beef, and fish.
Vitamin B6 helps form red blood cells and maintain brain function. This vitamin also plays an important role in the proteins that are part of many chemical reactions in the body. Eating larger amounts of protein may reduce vitamin B6 levels in the body. Found in avocado, bananas, legumes, meat, nuts, poultry, and whole grains
Vitamin B12, like the other B vitamins, is important for metabolism. It also helps form red blood cells and maintains the central nervous system. Found in meat, eggs, fortified foods (soymilk), milk and milk products, organ meats (liver and kidney), poultry, and shellfish
Vitamin C, is an antioxidant that promotes healthy teeth and gums. It helps the body absorb iron and maintain healthy tissue. It also promotes wound healing. Found in Broccoli, Brussels sprouts, cabbage, cauliflower, citrus fruits, potatoes, spinach, strawberries, tomato juice, and tomatoes.
Vitamin D is also known as the "sunshine vitamin," since it is made by the body after being in the sun. Ten to 15 minutes of sunshine three times a week is enough to produce the body's requirement of vitamin D. People who do not live in sunny places may not make enough vitamin D. It is very difficult to get enough vitamin D from food sources alone. Vitamin D helps the body absorb calcium, which you need for the normal development and maintenance of healthy teeth and bones. It also helps maintain proper blood levels of calcium and phosphorus. Found in sunlight, fish, fish liver oils, fortified cereals, and fortified milk/dairy products (yogurt, butter, cream, cheese)
Vitamin E is an antioxidant. It plays a role in the formation…