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Vitamins and Mineral

Unit 2 NUR 111

Foods with Sodium Salt, soy sauce, bread, milk and meats.
Foods with Potassium Potatoes, acorn squash, Artichoke, spinach, broccoli, carrots, green beans, tomato juice, avocado, grapefruit juice, watermelon, banana, strawberries, cod and milk.
Foods with Calcium Milk, yogurt, cheese, Swiss cheese, tofu, sardines, green beans, spinach and broccoli.
Foods with Iron Artichoke, parsley, spinach, broccoli, green beans, tomato juice, tofu, clams, shrimp and beef liver.
What does sodium do in the body? Maintains fluid and electrolyte balance, supports muscle contraction and nerve impulse transmission.
What does potassium do in the body? Maintains fluid and electrolyte balance, supports muscle contraction and nerve impulse transmission.
What does calcium do in the body? Formation of bones and teeth, maintains acid-base balance.
What does Iron do in the body? Part of the protein hemoglobin. Carries oxygen throughout the body's cells.
Which vitamins are fat soluble? A, D, E and K.
Foods that contain vitamin C (ascorbic acid) Spinach, broccoli, red bell peppers, snow peas, tomato juice, kiwi, mango, orange, grapefruit juice and strawberries.
Foods that contain vitamin A (retinol) Mango, broccoli, butternut squash, carrots, tomato juice, sweet potatoes, pumpkin and beef liver.
Foods that contain vitamin D self-synthesis via sun light, fortified milk, egg yolk, liver and fatty fish.
Foods that contain vitamin E Poly unsaturated plant oils (soybean, corn and canola oils), wheat germ, sunflower seeds, tofu, avocado, sweet potatoes, shrimp and cod.
Foods that contain vitamin K Brussels sprouts, leafy green vegetables, spinach, broccoli, cabbage and liver.
What does vitamin C (ascorbic acid) do in the body? Collagen synthesis, amino acid metabolism, helps iron absorption, immunity and anti-oxidant.
What does vitamin A (retinol) do in the body? Supports vision, skin, bone and tooth growth, immunity and reproduction.
What does vitamin D do in the body? Promotes bone mineralization.
What does vitamin E do in the body? Antioxidant, regulation of oxidation reactions, supports cell membrane stabilization.
What does vitamin K do in the body? Synthesis of blood-clotting proteins, regulated blood calcium.
Created by: debrad79