The water-soluble vitamins include vitamin C, B-complex vitamins, and others. There is a daily requirement for water-soluble vitamins. This is because they are excreted continuously with the urine.
a. Vitamin Bi (Thiamine Hydrochloride). Vitamin B1 is present in liver, bananas, lean pork, and whole grain cereals.
b. Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin). Riboflavin is found in milk, milk products, leafy green vegetables, fruit, and liver.
c. Vitamin B6 (Pyridoxine Hydrochloride). Vitamin B6 is found in whole grain cereals, yeast, milk, fish, eggs, and liver.
d. Nicotinic Acid (Niacin) and Nicotinamide (Niacinamide). These are present in meat, liver, milk, peanuts, and whole grain cereals.
e. Vitamin B12. Vitamin B12 is found in liver, milk, eggs, and cheese.
f. Folic Acid. Folic acid is found in leafy green vegetables and liver.
g. Vitamin C (Ascorbic Acid). Sources of vitamin C include citrus fruits, tomatoes, bell peppers, paprika, and all leafy green vegetables.
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