Vitamins are the building blocks that keep our bodies running; they help build muscle and bone, capture energy, heal wounds and more. But if our body doesn’t create vitamins, how do they get into our system?
Watch a video and choose the best answer for each question.
1. Humans need the correct amount of vitamins to function. Too much or too little of any one vitamin can cause problems. List five vitamins and problems associated with too much of each one.
2. How many vitamins are necessary to keep the human body running?
d) Too many to count
e) None are essential
3. Which vitamins are water-soluble?
a) A & B
b) B & C
c) C & D
d) D & E
e) E & K
4. Where can you find water-soluble vitamins in your body?
a) Skin cells
5. How do lipid-soluble vitamins from milk and butter dissolve in the body?
a) They are covered by lipid droplets and moved around the muscles
b) They are absorbed directly by the blood because our blood plasma is lipid-based
c) They can’t be dissolved because we can’t absorb them
d) They are broken down by acids from the intestines and absorbed into the blood
e) They are consolidated into large particles and stored in a specific place in the body
6. Which benefits can vitamins provide our body?
a) Release energy from food
b) Defend infection and immunity
c) Make blood and bones
d) Make sure all the cells are working properly and sufficiently
e) All of them
7. How many fruits and vegetables do you need to get enough daily vitamins?
a) Eat as much as you can of any one fruit or vegetable; there’s no limitation
b) Don’t get too many of any one fruit or veggie; levels can become toxic
c) One apple per day is enough to have all vitamins you need
d) Fruits and vegetables aren’t necessary; we can eat meat to get all the necessary vitamins
e) Different fruits and vegetables provide different vitamins, and we need them all
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