Fat- and Water- Soluble Vitamins
Research the functions, importance, and role of fat- and water-soluble vitamins.
Write a 700- to 1,050-word paper in APA format that includes a title page, detailed summary, and separate reference page. Address the following in your paper:
Identify the vitamin classification.
Why are vitamins an important part of daily nutrient intake?
What are fat-soluble vitamins? What are high nutrient sources of these vitamins?
What are the functions, benefits, deficiency risks, and toxicity risks of fat-soluble vitamins?
What are water-soluble vitamins? What are high nutrient sources of these vitamins?
What are the functions, benefits, deficiency risks, and toxicity risks of water-soluble vitamins?…show more content…
Three known B-vitamin deficiencies are beriberi, pellagra and pernicious anemia, which are not common in the United States but can occur when people omit certain foods from their diet or over eat certain foods. These vitamins may be obtained but eating different vegetables, fruits, grains, nuts and dairy products. As the same with fat soluble vitamins, water soluble vitamins can have effects should you become deficient in certain vitamins:
Vitamin C deficiency can cause easy bruising, dry skin, scurvy and sore joints but having too much may cause bloating, diarrhea, cramps and possible kidney stones. Vitamin C can be obtained through many fruits and dark green vegetables.
B-Vitamins can be obtained in many grains, white rice, white flour and pastas. As with grains and rice, these products are normally washed or “polished” prior to being used, washes their outer layers. Because of this thiamin deficiency and beriberi increased. This only happened in some areas.
Overall fat soluble and water soluble vitamins are of great importance to one’s body to help maintain, heal, and grow to stay healthy. As we look to avoid not to be deficient in our vitamins by eating the recommended daily allowance (RDA) and attempt to avoid taking supplements unless necessary since most of our food that we intake contain the necessary vitamins for a healthy body. Of course should one need to take