Fat Soluble Vitamins

What are Fat Soluble Vitamins and what role they play in your health

These are vitamins that enter the body through food we eat, this food is broken down by acid in your stomach, then it is transported to the small intestine where the food is further broken down.

The liver produces a substance called Bile which is required to absorb fat soluble vitamins.  The nutrients are then absorbed through the wall of the small intestine.  The fat soluble vitamins enter the lymph vessels and into the bloodstream.

The types of fat soluble vitamins that are important in maintaining good vision, building bones and protecting the body as an antioxidant include Vitamins A, D, E and K.

The information below will explain the role of each fat soluble vitamin plays in your body and identify the food where these vitamins can be found.

Fat Soluble Vitamin

Source

Function

Vitamin A

Carrots
  • Carrots
  • Sweet Potato
  • Spinach
  • Kale
  • Maintain healthy eyes.
  • Help in the formation of protein.
  • Maintain healthy teeth and skin.
  • Boost immunity health.

Vitamin D

Mushrooms
  • Eggs
  • Mushrooms
  • Seafood
  • Milk
  • Assists in building bones.
  • Control blood pressure.
  • Fight depression.
  • Assist in losing body weight.

Vitamin E

Almonds
  • Almonds
  • Asparagus
  • Avocado
  • Spinach
  • Protects the body from free radicals.
  • Maintains a healthy immune system.
  • Keeps the eyes healthy.
  • Keeps the brain healthy.

Vitamin K

Kale
  • Kale
  • Spinach
  • Broccoli
  • Brussel Sprouts
  • Allows blood clotting.
  • Supports bone health.
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