Check out this Ted Ed Animation lesson: “How do vitamins work?” (Links to an external site.) Then, choose one of your favorite nutrient-dense whole foods (maybe baby kale, carrots, or mangoes) and discuss the vitamins and minerals that it is a good source of. (For instance, a serving of baby kale provides about 680% of your daily Vitamin K needs.)
How do these vitamins and minerals help you stay healthy? In other words, what are their roles in the body?
Below are examples that the class has posted already feel free to get ideas and I will cut and copy your discussion
One of my favorite nutrient dense foods is avocados. I eat them often! They contain the following vitamins:
Niacin (B3) : Helps the digestive system, skin, and nerves to function. Helps convert food to energy
Riboflavin (B2) : Works with other B vitamins. Important for body growth, red blood cell production, and releasing energy from carbohydrates
Pantothenic Acid (B5) : Helps the body break down and use food. Plays a roll in the production of hormones and cholesterol
Pyridoxine (B6) : Helps make antibodies, maintain normal nerve function, make hemoglobin, break down proteins and keep blood sugar in normal ranges
Thiamin (B1) : Helps convert carbohydrates to energy. Essential for the function of the heart, muscles, and nervous system
Vitamin E : Boosts immune system, widens blood vessels, and keep blood from clotting.
Vitamin C : Important for your skin, bones, and connective tissue. Promotes healing and helps the body absorb iron
Vitamin K : Helps make proteins for healthy bones and tissues. Makes proteins for blood clotting
All information on the vitamins were sources from the following website:https://loveonetoday.com/nutrition/nutrient-dense-nutrient-booster/
Professor and class,
My favorite nutrient-rich food is cucumber. I love to slice it up and eat it with a little salt and lime juice. It’s a great snack. A cucumber has 2% of the daily recommended amount of vitamin A and 9% of the daily recommended amount of vitamin C. The skin and the seeds are the most nutrient dense part of the cucumber. It contains fiber and beta-carotene. Beta-carotene is an antioxidant that helps with immunity, skin, eye and the prevention of cancer.
There are just 16 calories in a cup of cucumber with its peel (15 without). You will get about 4% of your daily potassium, 3% of your daily fiber and 4% of your daily vitamin C. They also provide small amounts of vitamin K, vitamin C, magnesium, potassium, manganese and vitamin A.
Vitamin A makes white blood cells, shapes bones, and improves vision.
Vitamin C heals wounds and produces collagen.
Vitamin K has blood clotting abilities.
Hello Professor and class,
My favorite nutrient-dense whole food is Mangos. I grew up eating them and still do to this day. Mangos are very healthy and are packed with vitamins and minerals that do a lot of good to the body. Mangos are a great source of Vitamins A, which helps with vision, and C, which helps with creating collagen. They also contain Vitamin E, which is an antioxidant , and vitamin B6.
Mangos are also a great source of fiber.
I enjoy eating mangos fresh and I even started incorporating it in dishes I cook for my family and I. It helps add a new flavor to dinner while we take in many healthy vitamins.
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