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From A to E, Fat-Soluble Vitamins and What They Mean for Your Health

Our modern take on nutrition has led many of us to believe that fat is bad. We forget, however, that the brain is made of fat as is every nerve in our body and the membrane of every cell. Fat is critical to life. Fat is also necessary for all of our fat-soluble vitamins. These are vitamins like Vitamin A which helps our eyes and immune system, Vitamin D which can help with conditions like MS and osteoporosis, and Vitamin E which is necessary for the heart. A “fat-free” diet is a partially “vitamin-free diet” that compromises almost every organ in our body. As one ages they lose the ability to absorb fat. The loss of fat-soluble vitamins that happens with aging is one of the reasons our eyes, bones, and heart decline. The key to anti-aging is knowing your A to E to fight disease!!!
“Age and Gender are vital determinants for the micronutrient demands of normal individuals. Among these micronutrients are vitamins that are required in small amounts for optimum metabolism, homeostasis, and a healthy lifestyle, acting as coenzymes in several biochemical reactions. The majority of previous studies have examined such issues that relate to a specific vitamin or life stage, with the majority merely reporting the effect of either excess or deficiency. Vitamins are classified into water-soluble and fat-soluble components. The fat-soluble vitamins include vitamins (A, D, E, and K). Fat-soluble vitamins were found to have an indisputable role in an array of physiological processes such as immune regulation, vision, bone, and mental health.” (Youness, et al, 2022)