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GENERAL KNOWLEDGE Questions about Vitamins

GENERAL KNOWLEDGE OF Vitamins Repeated questions in FPSC PPSC NTS



Vitamin A

i) Role: Vitamin A plays an important role in growth and body repair, keeps the skin smooth and essential for vision.

ii) Deficiency: it deficiency causes “Night Blindness”.

iii) Source: Fortified milk, butter, eggs, cream, leafy vegetables, carrot.

Vitamin B1

i) Role: it is an energy building vitamin, help in the digestion of carbohydrates, keep the heart and muscle stable and necessary for nerves.

ii) Deficiency: its deficiency causes Beri Beri, muscular weakness, cramps and heart swelling.

iii) Source: Pork, cereals, legumes, nuts and seeds.

Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin)

i) Role: It is important in forming RBCs, protection of mouth and mucous membrane and skin.

ii) Deficiency: its deficiency causes “Pellagra”

iii) Source: Milk, leafy green vegetables, cereals etc.

Vitamin B3 (Niacin)

i) Role: Helps in releasing energy from carbohydrates, fats and proteins, very essential for the DNA synthesis, used to lower elevated LDL cholesterol and triglyceride levels in the blood, boosts the level of HDL, the 'good' cholesterol, in the body, essential for the proper digestion of the food etc.

ii) Deficiency: its deficiency causes Loss of appetite, Indigestion, Skin lesions, Mental imbalance etc.

iii) Source: Meat, poultry, fish, cereals, vegetables, peanuts, butter etc.

Vitamin B6 (Pyridoxine)

i) Role: it is essential for the production of antibodies, for the CNS and help in protein metabolism in the body.

ii) Deficiency: Skin problems, Nervous system disorders, Muscle spasms, Sleeplessness.

iii) Source: Meat, fish, poultry, vegetables, fruits etc.

Vitamin B12 (Cynocobalamin)

i) Role: it is important for carbohydrate and fat metabolism, growth of child and formation of blood.

ii) Deficiency: its deficiency causes “anaemia”

iii) Source: Meat, poultry, fish, seafood, eggs, milk.

Vitamin C (Ascorbic Acid)

i) Role: It is essential for protection of bones and for healthy teeth and gums.

ii) Deficiency: its deficiency causes “Scurvy”

iii) Source: Citrus fruit, guava, pineapple, tomatoes, spinach, turnips, strawberry.

Vitamin D:

i) Role: It is very important for the growth of children.

ii) Deficiency: Its deficiency causes “Rickets” in children and Osteoporosis in adults.

iii) Source: Egg yolk, liver, fish, milk.

Vitamin E:

i) Role: it plays an important role in wound healing, prevention of sterility, breaking blood clots and prevents damage of cells due to aging.

ii) Source: Leafy green vegetables, soya bean, cotton seed, liver, egg yolk, nuts etc. iii) Deficiency: its deficiency slows down the formation of RBCs.

Vitamin K:

i) Role: essential for blood clotting.

ii) Deficiency: its deficiency causes “Blood clotting Disorder”

iii) Source: Leafy green vegetables, milk, fish, liver, alfalfa.




Deficiency of vitamin A causes dryness of skin and night blindness

Skin food is Vitamin C

Vitamin C is also called Ascorbic Acid it prevents scurvy

Vitamin C is also necessary for utilization of iron

The food which contains largest amount of Vitamin C is tomato

Cod liver oil contains Vitamin D

Collagen is the substance that gives elasticity to skin

Vitamin E promotes oxygenation and acts as anti aging

Carbon dioxide we release comes from food we eat

Vitamin B2 has what other name Riboflavin

Fats are made of carbon, hydrogen and oxygen

Vitamin E is called anti-aging agent

Vitamin E helps in fertility process

Vitamin B helps maintain normal appetite and good digestion

Protein found in milk is Casein, in beans is Legumes, in meat is myosin and in eggs is albumin

Water soluble vitamin are B and C and all other are fat soluble

Vitamin A is stored as Ester in liver

Vitamin A is found in carotene bearing plants

Vitamin K helps to form prothrobin (fibro gin) one of the enzymes helpful in blood clotting

Vitamin E is necessary for iron utilization; normal reproductive function. Vitamin E is for reproduction.

Vitamin A is found in Dairy products

Deficiency of Vitamin A causes Night blindness.

Too much presence of the Potassium salt in human blood increase the risk of heart attack.

The lack of calcium in the diet causes what condition-Rickets

Celluloses are carbohydrates.

Milk contains lactose.

Vitamin C is a preventor of infectious disease

Vitamin C is also called Skin food

Vitamin C can easily be lost in cooking and food storage

Vitamin D is essential for calcium metabolism.

Vitamin C hastens healing of wounds

Vitamin capable of formation of blood is B12

Riches source of Vitamin D is code liver oil

Riches source of Vitamin A is eggs

Deficiency of Calcium leads to rickets

Vitamin B1 is available is yeast.

Scury, arising due to deficiency of vitamin C, it is related to Gastro-intestinal disorder.

Sodium is necessary of nervous system.

Vitamin D is essential for calcium metabolism.

Cheese contains vitamin D.

Vitamin C can not be stored in human body.

Scurvy, arising due to deficiency of vitamin C, it is related to Gastro-intestinal disorder.

Sodium is necessary of nervous system.

Ground nut has maximum protein

Digestion of fat in intestine is aided by Emulsification

Hair, finger nails, hoofs, etc are all make of protein

Deficiency of sodium and potassium causes muscular cramps, headache and diahrae

Milk contains 80% water

Milk is a complete food.

Cheese contains vitamin D.

Vitamin E is for reproduction.

Deficiency of Thiamine causes Beri Beri.

Glucose is the source of energy for human brain.

Major component of honey is Glucose

Three main food nutrients are carbohydrates, protein and fats. Other are vitamins and minerals

Meat is rich in iron we need to make blood cells

Eating of coconut increases man’s mental faculties

Food poisoning can result from the eating of too much toadstools.

Vitamin c is also known as Ascorbic Acid.

Celluloses are carbohydrates.

Milk contains lactose

Ascorbic acid is essential for the formation of bones and teeth.

Citric acid is a good substitution for ascorbic acid in our nutrition.

A guava contains more vitamin C than an orange

Vitamin not stored in human body.....C

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