Aug 6, 2013

543 Words Essay On Vitamins for Class 11

By Azra Ahmad: 543 Words Essay: Vitamins are one of the vital parameter of our food. Intake of vitamins is compulsory for keeping us healthy. It is required in small quantity but is very important ingredient of food. Therefore we must have knowledge of source of vitamins. We seldom care about our food rotation as per health norms. We are fond of taste and maintain anxiety about health. We fall in discussion of healthy living and advise many about importance of healthy lifestyle, but at evening we start as usual with fried fast food ( Pakauda, Samosa and Fried onion chop-Indian names). 

Let us know first about vitamins. There are different kinds of vitamins like A, B, C  and D. Vitamin B are again categorised as B1, B2, B3, B5, B6, B7, B9, B12. These are sometimes called vitamin B complex. 

These vitamins are  present in fruits and vegetables. Few vitamins out of these are also found in high ratio in animal based food, but that type of foods has certain negative impacts on us. So we must give priority to vegetables and fruits. But it has been noticed that children have lesser preference towards these kinds of food items. Generally children dislike bitter taste. Their taste organ attracts them towards chocolate and sweets types of food item. Actually they prefer  sweet tastes over bitter taste. It is one of the biological reasons. So the main point is that we  should have good practice of eating  these types of food items. So that our  children may get good eating habits.
Source of Vitamins-As matter of fact it is must to know the source of these vitamins. It is because our food rotation must be properly balanced to inject these vitamins at regular interval of time.

Top source of vitamin A are ( in descending order of their percentage quantity)- Liver of the animal, Paprika, Red Pepper, Chili powder, Sweat potato, Carrot, Dark leafy green(turnip, Mustard, spinach), egg, apricot , papaya, mango etc.
Vitamin B is of various type viz. B1, B2, B3, B5, B6, B7, B9, B12.
Know the individual sources of these vitamins . However in general these vitamins have high influence on our health. Sometime we don't understand the lack of this vitamins and run here and there for doctors. After attaining older age one needs to take vitamin B complex for much reason. There are certain diseases which sometimes impact at lesser magnitude but uneasiness can be observed. I am not a doctor but have general perception. Like high emotional activities, insomnia, anxiety is  few diseases which result due to lack of vitamin B. That is why many older people generally take vitamin B complex tablet at regular interval. Individual causes of vitamins are very much essential for us in today's time.
Source of vitamin C in general use eatables are Papaya, Strawberry, Lemon, Pineapple, Orange etc.
Similarly source of vitamins D are cod liver oil, Fish, Soya products, Eggs, Milk etc. It is well said that lack milk results weak bone in children. Milk is very good source of vitamin D.

Main concern is that we should have a balanced food rotation. It is good for health as well as provides diversified taste to us.

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