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Natural Sources of Vitamins Part II

Posted Tuesday, February 28, 2012

To follow up from last post, we were discussing natural sources of vitamins.The next three essential vitamins are Vitamin D, E and K. Below is a chart explaining the function in the body and the best plant sources for each. It is amazing that simple vegetables and fruits such as these are full of the nutrients our bodies need!

Vitamin

Plant Sources

Function in Body

Vitamin D

Portobello Mushrooms, Shiitake mushrooms,

•factor in the formation and maintenance of bones and teeth                                  •enhances calcium and phosphorus absorption  and utilization                             •helps regulate blood sugar balance          •helps regulate blood pressure               •helps regulate muscle composition and function

 

 

 

 

Vitamin E

Annatto Seeds almonds, spinach, sunflower seeds, turnip greens,  mustard greens, papaya, chard

•A dietary antioxidant                               •protects the fat in body tissues from oxidizing                                               •protects skin from ultraviolet light

 

 

 

Vitamin K

Spinach, Brussel sprouts, Swiss chard, green beans, asparagus, broccoli, kale, mustard greens, green peas, carrots

•helps prevent your bones from fracture •helps prevent calcification of arteries    •allows blood to clot normally

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