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You've been taking vitamins and other food supplements to keep your body healthy. But, do you know what these vitamins do and where to get them?

Vitamin A promotes healthy eyes, skin and hair, is important in the body's immune system.
You can get vitamin A from: Eggs, Tagalog Petchay, Baguio Petchay

Vitamin B needed for the nervous system, formation of red blood cells, healthy skin and heart.
You can get vitamin B from: Eggs, Green Vegetables, Meat, Fish, Seafood

Vitamin B2 serves as a coenzyme in the metabolism of carbohydrates, fats, and especially, respiratory proteins.
You can get vitamin B2 from: Eggs

Vitamin B5 needed for the breakdown of carbohydrates, proteins and fats.
You can get vitamin B5 from: Sweet Corn, Lobsters, Young Corn

Vitamin B6 is necessary for the absorption and metabolism of amino acids, use of fats in the body and in the formation of red blood cells.
You can get vitamin B6 from: Shrimps

Vitamin B12 essential for the functioning of all cells and protein, fat and carbohydrate metabolism as well as healthy nerves.
You can get vitamin B12 from: Eggs, Red Meat, Seafood, Fish Fillet, Fish Lips

Vitamin C needed for healthy skin, bones, cartilage and teeth.
You can get vitamin C from: Mangoes, Calamansi, Orange, Lemon

Vitamin D needed to absorb calcium for healthy bones and teeth.
You can get vitamin D from: Egg yolk, Vegetable oils

Vitamin E needed for healthy blood vessels and tissues, including the heart.
You can get vitamin E from: Baguio Petchay, Egg yolk

Vitamin K essential for the formation of protein substances in the bones and kidneys.
You can get vitamin K from: Cabbage, White Onions, Button Mushrooms\

Antioxidant Food prevents destruction of healthy cells.
The best antioxidant foods are: Ripe Mangoes, Green Mangoes, Tomatoes

Beta Carotene a powerful antioxidant, it improves immunity.
Beta Carotene can be found in: Green Vegetables, Carrots, Tomatoes

Cobalt, Fluoride prevents tooth decay.
Cobalt, Fluoride can be found in: Shrimps, Squid, Fish, Crabsticks, Lobsters, Oysters, Sea cucumber

Carbohydrates are burned during metabolism to produce energy, liberating carbon dioxide and water.
Carbohydrates can be found in: Carrots, Green leaves, Ripe mangoes, Green mangoes, Lemons, Oranges, Rice

Calcium needed for developing the bones and maintaining their rigidity, is also important in reducing high blood pressure.
Calcium can be found in: Tofu, Tagalog Petchay, Baguio Petchay

Choline is very important in controlling fat and cholesterol buildup in the body.
Choline can be found in: Fish lips

Copper helps in energy production, iron metabolism, nervous system function, melanin formation as well as nutrient interactions.
Copper can be found in: Eggs

Iodine needed for thyroid hormone production, regulation of metabolic rate, proper growth, sex hormones, healthy skin, nails, hair and teeth.
Iodine can be found in: Crabsticks, Oysters, Fish, Squid, Shrimps, Lobsters, Pineapple, Onions

Iron needed to form hemoglobin, which is the pigment in red blood cells responsible for transporting oxygen.
You can iron from: Tagalog Petchay, Baguio Petchay

Folate essential for DNA synthesis, protein synthesis and red blood cell production.
Folate can be found in: Green Vegetables, Tomatoes, Oranges

L-Carnosine protects the aging process of the brain.
You can get L-Carnosine from: Beef, Porkloin, Chicken, Lamb, Tenderloin, Meat, Shrimps, Crab

Magnesium essential for the proper function of nerves and muscles, including the heart.
Magnesium can be found in: Seafood, Fish cake, Crabsticks, Fish balls, Meat balls, Squid balls, Squid rolls

Paraminobenzoic acid prevents or even reverses the accumulation of abnormal fibrous tissue.
Paraminobenzoiz acid can be found in: Tagalog Petchay, Baguio Petchay

Phosphorus essential for healthy bones and teeth.
Phosphorus can be found in: Eggs, Garlic, Pork Beef, Meat, Sausage, Chicken, Lamb, Tenderloin, Shrimps, Crab

Potassium essential for the normal functioning of nerves and muscles and promotes normal blood pressure and heartbeat.
Vegetables are rich in potassium.

Phytochemicals prevents cell damage, cancer cell replication and decrease cholesterol levels.
God source of phytochemicals are: Garlic, Taiwan Sili, Tomatoes

Polyphenols protects and strengthens blood vessels.
Polyphenols can be found in: Spring onion, Red Onion, White Onion

Protein builds body tissues and synthesize enzymes, some hormones such as insulin that regulate communication among organs and cells, and other complex substances that govern body processes.
Protein can be found in: Shrimps, Squid, Fish, Lobsters

Selenium essential for normal functioning of the immune system and thyroid gland.
Selenium are found in: Garlic, Oysters

Sodium needed for nerve and muscle functions, and regulating the balance of fluid in the body.
You can get sodium in: Shrimps, Squid, Fish, Meat, Crabsticks, Lobsters, Oysters

Sulfur necessary for formation of collagen (protein found in connective tissue in our bodies).
Sulfur can be found in: Garlic, Hot Sili, Taiwan Sili

Zinc important for wound healing, normal growth, reproduction and development. Also needed for healthy eyes and skin and improves immunity.
You can get zinc from: Eggs, Red Meat, Beef, Porkloin, Pork Chicken, Lamb, Tenderloin, Black/Dried Mushrooms, Shrimps, Squid, Fish, Sea Cucumber, Lobsters, Oysters, Crabs

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