Necessary for good health
As the name suggests, vitamins are â€śvitalâ€ť to good health. By definition, they are organic substances, required by your body to perform specific tasks. Unlike the energy nutrients, protein, fats and carbohydrates, vitamins do not supply calories. However, like these other nutrients, vitamins must be supplied by your diet in order for you to be healthy.
Here is your chance to check your knowledge of the role of vitamins in wellness. Jot down your answers to the five multiple-choice questions plus (for the truly adventurous) a bonus question. Then click on the Answers link to find out how well you did and what your score means.