Class 6 Biology Component of Food Vitamins

Vitamins

Vitamins are needed for growth and development. It also provides immunity (body’s defense mechanism to fight against diseases) to our body

 

Vitamins

Benefits

Rich source

Vitamin A

Good for our skin, hair and eyes

carrot, sweet potato

Vitamin C

Good for immunity

Found in citrus fruits like lemon, orange, tomato

Vitamin D

Helps our body to use calcium for bones and teeth

 

 

 

·         Our body makes Vit. D in the presence of sunlight of its own.

·         We need calcium from external source.

Vitamin E

Good for our vision

Found in almonds, peanuts

Vitamin K

Good for our blood

Found in spinach, broccoli

 

  • There are group of vitamin called Vitamin B- complex.
  • Containing group of 8 Vitamins Vit.B1, Vit.B2, Vit.B3, Vit.B5, Vit.B6, Vit.B7, Vit. B9 and Vit.B12.
  • The B vitamins play an important role in cell metabolism.

 

 

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