Micronutrients: vitamins, fat-soluable

Micronutrients: vitamins, fat-soluable

Fat-Soluble Vitamins

  • Vitamin A (Retinol): Essential for effective immune functioning, reproduction, and eyesight. Found in eggs, butter, and oily fish; also in beta-carotene-rich foods (like carrots) that the body can convert to Vitamin A.

  • Vitamin D: Important for calcium absorption, bone growth, and immune activity. Produced by the body in sunlight; also found in fatty fish, beef liver, and egg yolks.

  • Vitamin E (Tocopherol): An antioxidant that helps protect body tissues from damage. Found in a variety of foods like vegetable oils, nuts, and green leafy vegetables.

  • Vitamin K: Essential for blood clotting and bone health. Found in green leafy vegetables, vegetable oils, and cereal grains.

Remember, fat-soluble vitamins are stored in the body’s fatty tissues and liver. They are not excreted readily and overconsumption can potentially lead to harmful levels. Balanced intake is essential with these vitamins.