Vitamin A – Nutrition Month

Vitamin A is the fourth fat soluble vitamin in the series.  Fat soluble means that the body stores this for later use, mainly kept in the liver.  This vitamin is found in food sources such as in animal products and plant foods – dairy, liver, fish, fruits, vegetables, and oils.  Think of foods in the orange and yellow color family.

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Vitamin K – Nutrition Month

Vitamin K is found in two sources: green leafy vegetables; in some animal foods and fermented food

Helps to make some proteins that are needed to build bones (osteocalcin) and blood clotting (prothrombin).  This vitamin is absorbed in the small intestine and stored in fatty tissue and the liver.  Also found in the liver, brain, heart, pancreas, and bone.

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Happy National Nutrition Month! Vitamin D

Series on Fat Soluble Vitamins – Vitamin D

Vitamin D is a fat soluble vitamin which is in some foods, through sun exposure, and available as a dietary supplement.  This vitamin works with calcium and phosphorus which promotes absorption in the body.  Along with helping to reduce inflammation and work with cell growth, neuromuscular, immune function, and glucose metabolism.  Vitamin D helps bring calcium and phosphorus to our bones and teeth, regulates how much calcium stays in our blood, and protects against bone mass loss. 

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