Topics: Vitamin, Vitamin B12, Nutrition Pages: 7 (1968 words) Published: October 10, 2010
Vitamins: Is it a Good or a Bad Diet?
A Risk or a Benefit?
In 2006, over ninety percent of Canadians are relying on vitamins for their daily diets. Many Canadian families have been spending at least 1.8 billion dollars and American families spent 22.5 billion dollars on vitamins, according to the Nutrition Business Journal (Montreal Gazette). Nutritionist believe that taking more vitamins than needed is not the best way to help the body to become stronger and healthier, exercise is always the best way to maintain the body in the right shape because the bones and organs do not need to rely on the vitamins. As people grow older, they slowly grow weaker and slowly become unstable, therefore, doctors would recommend them to take vitamins. Vitamins play a key role in our daily lives; they provide us with the amount of nutrients, decrease pain and injury in certain areas, but it could also give us side effects and deficiencies.

Benefits of Nutrition
Over the years, many nutritionists state that vitamins and minerals provide us good sources of nutrients that we cannot find in certain foods we consume. In one of the articles, Nutritionist Jonny Bowden stated, “Mainly vitamins and minerals come from fruits and vegetables with lots of colour”. (Gianni) They also said, eating fruits and vegetables provide us with 10 times more minerals and vitamins than junk food, fast food, and meat products. Unlike,

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meat products give us protein, but it also contains fats and lipids, but fruits and vegetables give us mainly Vitamin C. For example, broccoli, green and red peppers, collard greens, brussel sprouts, cauliflower, lemon, cabbage, pineapples, strawberries, and citrus fruits contain this vitamin. Vitamins C is an antioxidant vitamin need for the formation of collagen to hold cells together and for healthy teeth, gums, blood vessels, and for eyes and it also improves iron absorption and resistance to infection. There are several different types of vitamins (Vitamin A, B, C, D, K, B12, and B6), each vitamins plays a different part towards our body. For example, Vitamin D promotes absorption and use of calcium and phosphate for healthy bones and teeth. Vitamin D could be found in fortified milk or milk, cheese, whole eggs, liver, salmon, and fortified margarine and it is mainly in dairy products. Nutritionist says, Vitamins C and E are the best for improving memory loss and it reduces the chances of brain cancer, memory loss conditions, and slows down the aging of the brain and it also can reduce post heart attacks for deaths for diabetics. From one of the article, Vitamins C and E can reduce post- heart attacks deaths for diabetic, stated eight-hundred participants received a 12 hour intravenous infusion 1,000 mg of Vitamin C plus 200 of Vitamin E three times a day. (Dye) This proves that Vitamin C and E are the most important vitamins for our health and it definitely affects the blood pressure. Benefits to Health

Every vitamin plays a different big part in our systems. The most important parts in the system are the organs, brains, the immune system, and the bones. Vitamin B is the healthiest vitamin for the organs and it is responsible for stabilizing of nervous functions. Vitamin B consists of 12 vitamins that humans get energy from food. Many doctors and nutritionist advise

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their patients to take a huge source of Vitamin B depending on the situation and condition. Vitamin B consists of different types of vitamins such as (B1, B2, B3, B5, B6, B9, B12). Vitamin B12 is the essential for the red blood cells, the function of the nervous system, and the growth of development of children and also play and important part in forming of the DNA during cell divisions. A researcher from the University of Oxford, Anna Vogiatzoglu stated, that B12 might offer protection against brain volume loss in geriatrics....
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