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What Is The Work Of Vitamins And What Foods Do You Find Them?

With a balanced diet in which fresh products abound, you can get all the vitamins that the body does not produce, but it does need.

There are two groups of vitamins: fat-soluble and water-soluble, among which all the others are classified. As the former dissolve in fat, they tend to accumulate in the body; the latter, meanwhile, have the peculiarity of being easily eliminated in the urine and, in general, do not accumulate.

Hence the consumption of vitamins must take these principles into account so as not to accumulate them and not deprive the body of them. It should be taken into account that the vitamin check (ตรวจวิตามิน, which is the term in Thai) must be diagnosed by a doctor, who will determine whether to formulate supplements or not.

It is worth noting that vitamins must be given their fair value, which consists, primarily, in contributing to chemical reactions for the optimal functioning of the organism. That is to say: by themselves, they do not increase the growth of the body or improve the performance of the organs.

Vitamin A

It is fat-soluble and is reserved in the liver. It serves to maintain healthy skin, strengthen the bones in children, as well as vision and raise defenses. It is mainly found in foods from animals

Vitamin B1 Or Thiamine

It is found in whole grains, beans, peas, viscera, lean pork, seeds, and nuts. It helps the metabolism of the nervous system and is useful in the treatment of some hormonal disorders.

Vitamin B2 Or Riboflavin

Promotes the evolution of antibodies and is also required in the maintenance of mucous membranes, skin, and integrity of the cornea. It is found in milk, cheese, egg white, liver, whole grains, nuts, and fish.

Vitamins B3 Or Niacin

It is required in the metabolic process of carbohydrates, fats, and proteins. It is in yeast, bran, sea fish, offal, chicken, almonds, and peanuts.

Vitamin B5

It is involved in cellular metabolism as a coenzyme in the release of energy from fats, protein, and carbohydrates. It is in the viscera, beer yeast, egg yolk, and whole grains.

Vitamin B8 Or Biotin

It is vital in the metabolism of fatty acids, necessary for the adequate functioning of the skin and all its annexes, including glands, nails, and hair. It is in brewer’s yeast, nuts, whole grains, vegetables, fruits, milk, and egg yolk.

Vitamin B9 Or Folic Acid

Its role is critical in the formation of new cells, such as blood cells (red and defense), also in the genesis of fetal tissues. It is in the dark green leaves, the liver, and the kidney. Besides, other vegetables and meats contain smaller amounts.

Vitamin B12 Or Cobalamin

It is essential for the build-up of red blood cells, body growth, and tissue regeneration.