The little power packs for the body
Vitamins are valuable, small molecules that have a great effect on the organism. They ensure that everything runs smoothly. The body produces energy and breaks down toxins, the immune system is strengthened and hormones are produced. Normal vision is maintained and fatigue can be reduced. Vitamins also make the skin and teeth more beautiful.
About the fluctuating vitamin content
The vitamin content in food varies greatly. Therefore, it is not possible to say exactly how many vitamins you consume daily. Not every apple and not every tomato are up to standard, so nutrient tables can only be an approximate guideline. The decisive factors for the vitamin content are how long the food has been on its way from the producer to the buyer, how ripe it is, how it is stored and cooked.
When there is a shortage of vitamins
Anyone who eats a healthy and varied diet and always includes lots of fresh fruit and vegetables, fresh fish and meat as well as eggs, cereals and dairy products into their diet will do everything right. A vitamin deficiency then occurs rather rarely. But too much stress, minor and major infections and the intake of some medicines increase the vitamin requirement in the short term. Pregnant women and nursing mothers also need more vitamins.
The fat-soluble ones and the water-soluble ones
Humans cannot produce most vitamins themselves. They must be ingested with food. The body can store the fat-soluble vitamins A, D, E and K well. The water-soluble vitamins of the B group and vitamin C must be supplied to the body again and again, since it cannot store them permanently. Only vitamin B12 is stored by the liver.