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Vitamins and Minerals

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Vitamin C's role/function in the body:
helps to heal wounds
Vitamin D's role/function in the body:
involved in bone formation
Vitamin K's role/function in the body:
helps to clot blood
Calcium's role/function in the body:
helps make bones strong (aids in bone formation)
Iron's role/function in the body:
transports oxygen
Sodium/Potassium's role/function in the body:
helps regulate muscle and nerve function; helps regulate pH balance
Fluorine's role/function in the body:
maintains teeth and bone structure
Vitamin C's sources:
citrus fruits, like oranges
Vitamin D's sources:
milk, sun
Vitamin K's sources:
leafy green vegetables
Calcium's sources:
dairy products
Iron's sources:
meat, green leafy vegetables
Sodium/Potassium's sources:
bananas, processed foods
Fluorine's sources:
drinking water (from tap), seafood

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