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Vitamins: Vitamin A
VITAMIN A FUNCTION Required for normal vision, gene expression, reproduction, embryonic development and immune function. SELECTED FOOD SOURSCES Liver, dairy products, fish, darkly colored fruits and leafy vegetables. ADVERSE EFFECTS OF EXCESSIVE read more
Microelements: Calcium
FUNCTION Essential role in blood clotting, muscle contraction, nerve transmission, and bone and tooth formation SELECTED FOOD SOURSCES Milk, cheese, yogurt, corn tortillas, calcium-set tofu, Chinese cabbage, kale, broccoli ADVERSE EFFECTS OF read more
Macronutrients: Carbohydrate
FUNCTION RDA based on its role as the primary energy source for the brain; AMDR based on its role as a source of kilocalories to maintain body weight. SELECTED FOOD SOURSCES Starch and sugar are the major types of carbohydrates. Grains and vegetables read more
Vitamins: Vitamin C
VITAMIN C FUNCTION Cofactor for reactions requiring reduced copper or iron metalloenzyme and as a protective antioxidant. SELECTED FOOD SOURSCES Citrus fruits, tomatoes, tomato juice, potatoes, brussel sprouts, cauliflower, broccoli, strawberries, read more

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