martes, 17 de mayo de 2011

Fat-Soluble Vitamins

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Updated May 14, 2011 Health's Disease and Condition content is reviewed by our Medical Review Board
The fat-soluble vitamins are vital for many of the functions your body needs to stay healthy, including cell differentiation, immune system function and they'll help to keep your bones strong. Your body stores the fat-soluble vitamins in your body, so you need to be careful with dietary supplements that include fat-soluble vitamins.

Vitamin A

CarrotsPat Herman
Vitamin A is important for normal vision, adequate growth, immune system function and for cell division and differentiation. It's found in butter, egg yolks, fish, liver, meats, whole milk, dark green vegetables, yellow, and orange fruits and vegetables. Learn more about vitamin A.

Vitamin D

sunlightChris Chidsey
Vitamin D is required to absorb and utilize calcium, which keeps your bones and teeth strong. It's not found in many foods unless they have been fortified. Normally, your body makes vitamin D when your skin is exposed to sunlight. Learn more about vitamin D.

Vitamin E

SunlightJillian Pond
Vitamin E is important as an antioxidant that protects the cells of your body from free radical damage. It's found in nuts, seeds, vegetables oils, cereals and dark green leafy vegetables. Learn more about vitamin E.

Vitamin K

SpinachFlorin Bleiceanu
Vitamin K is important for normal blood clotting and may help to keep your bones strong as you age. It's found in dark green leafy vegetables, cabbage, cauliflower, broccoli, and soybeans. Learn more about vitamin K.

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