|Vitamin||Function in the body||Main Source||Recommended daily allowances for adults|
|A (fat soluble)||Essential for normal growth and development including bones and teeth, it protects body from disease, especially the respiratory tract. Necessary for good sight, healthy skin and body tissue repair in general||Milk, curds, butter cheese, pumpkin carrots, leafy vegetables, tomato mango, papaya, orange, melon apricots, peaches potatoes.||5000 I.U.|
|B1 or Thiamine (water soluble)||Plays an important role in normal functioning of brain,heart, nervous system.Regulates carbohydrate, metabolism, appetite and maintains good digestion.||Wheat germ, yeast outer layer of rice, wheat and other whole grain cereals especially after sprouting nuts, peas,lime soyabeans,dried beans,legumes soya,dark green leafy vegetables, milk,cheese, banana,apple, molasses||1.2-2.0|
|B6 or Pyriodoxide (water soluble)||Helps in absorption of fats and proteins||Rice, milk,molases, yeast, cereals,soya, and fresh vegetables||2-3 mg|
|B12 (water soluble)||Essential for proper functioning of the central nervous system and proper utilisation of food for body building||Soya Milk and cheese||3 mg|
|C Ascorbic Acid (water soluble)||Essential for normal growth and maintenance of practically all body tissues, especially those having to do with joints, bones,teeth and gums protection against infections. Great help in quick healing of wounds||Citrus fruits like orange, lemon,mosambi, amla, tomato, grapefruit,melons, potato and green leafy vegetable, cabbage, sprouted bengal and green grams.||50-75 mg.|
|D (fat soluble)||Essential for proper bone and teeth forma-tion helps in the metabolism of calcium and phosphorous||Rays of the sun, milk, butter, cheese||400-800 I.U.|
|E (fat||Essential for normal repro- ductory function fertility and physical tone.Helpful in cardio-vascular diseases||Wheat or cereal germ, whole grain products, green leafy vegetables especially lettuce soyabeans.||12 I.U.|
The most important nutrients that the body needs and some of the veg. foods which provide them i)Calcium ii)Phosphorous I) Starch ii)sugar (not needed for the body but often consumed)
The body needs nutrients for
These are called
They are found in
Building and repair of the body
Cheese, milk, buttermilk, curds, peas, beans, lentils, soya, nuts.
Building teeth and bones.
Milk, cheese, flour,cabbage, backed beans,curry powder, dried fruits.
Transport of oxygen
Kelp, black molasses,cabbage,spinach.
Healthy nervous system and cell structure
Banana, leafy vegetables kelp, Dolomite.
Helping promotion of absorption and metabolism of protein and many vitamins.
Flour, rice, potatoes,cereals.sugar, jam, syrup,sweets, chocolate,tinned foods.
Butter, ghee, margarine, oil,milk,cheese,chocolate.
I) Starch ii)sugar (not needed for the body but often consumed)
ii)sugar (not needed for the body but often consumed)