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Fat-Soluble Vitamins


Updated February 04, 2014

The fat-soluble vitamins are vital for many body functions, including cell differentiation, immune system function, plus they'll help to keep your bones strong.

Vitamin A

Vitamin A is important for normal vision, adequate growth, immune system function and for cell division and differentiation. Symptoms of vitamin A deficiency include visual problems and slower growth. Vitamin A is found in butter, egg yolks, fish, liver, meats, whole milk, dark green vegetables, yellow, and orange fruits and vegetables. 

Vitamin D

Vitamin D is required to absorb and utilize calcium, which keeps your bones and teeth strong. It's not found in many foods unless they have been fortified. Normally, your body makes vitamin D when your skin is exposed to sunlight

Vitamin E

Vitamin E is important as an antioxidant that protects the cells of your body from free radical damage. It's found in nuts, seeds, vegetables oils, cereals and dark green leafy vegetables.

Vitamin K

Vitamin K is important for normal blood clotting and may help keep your bones strong as you age. There are two different forms of vitamin K. The best sources are dark green leafy vegetables, cabbage, cauliflower, broccoli, and soybeans.  



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