Why Vitamins Are Important to Good Health (part 1)


1/Many ___ ___ be done with two people. One person ___ the ___.
Many JOBS MUST be done with two people. One person TAKES the LEAD.


2/The other ___. It is this ___ that ___ ___.
The other HELPS. It is this COOPERATION that BRINGS SUCCESS.


3/So it is with the human body. Much of ___ good ___ ___ on the cooperation between ___.
So it is with the human body. Much of OUR good HEALTH DEPENDS on the cooperation between SUBSTANCES.


4/When they work together, ___ ___ take place smoothly. Body systems are ___ in ___.
When they work together, CHEMICAL REACTIONS take place smoothly. Body systems are KEPT in BALANCE.


5/Some of the most ___ ___ in the job of good health are the ___ we call ___.
Some of the most IMPORTANT HELPERS in the job of good health are the SUBSTANCES we call VITAMINS.


6/The word “vitamin” ___ back to Polish ___ Casimir Funk in 1912. He was studying a substance in the ___ that ___ rice.
The word “vitamin” DATES back to Polish SCIENTIST Casimir Funk in 1912. He was studying a substance in the HULL that COVERS rice.


7/This substance was ___ to ___a ___ ___ beriberi.
This substance was BELIEVED to CURE a DISORDER CALLED beriberi.


8/Funk ___ the substance ___ to a group of chemicals ___ as ___.
Funk BELIEVED the substance BELONGED to a group of chemicals KNOWN as AMINES.


9/He ___ the Latin word "___," meaning life. So he ___ the substance a “vitamine” -- an amine ___ for life.
He ADDED the Latin word "VITA," meaning life. So he CALLED the substance a “vitamine” -- an amine NECESSARY for life.


10/Funk was not able to ___ the ___ -___ substance from the rice ___ ; it was later shown to be ___ .
Funk was not able to SEPARATE the ANTI-BERBERI substance from the rice HULLS; it was later shown to be THIAMINE.


11/Other ___ ___that not all ___ were ___.
Other STUDIES FOUND that not all VITAMINES were AMINES.


12/So the name ___ ___ to vitamin. But Funk was correct in ___ their ___.
So the name WAS SHORTENED to vitamin. But Funk was correct in RECOGNIZING their IMPORTANCE.


13/Scientists ___ ___ ___ kinds of vitamins. They are ___ as vitamins A, the B group, C, D, E and K.
Scientists have DISCOVERED 14 KINDS of vitamins. They are KNOWN as vitamins A, the B group, C, D, E and K.


14/___ say vitamins help to ___out chemical ___ within ___.
SCIENTISTS say vitamins help to CARRY out chemical CHANGES within CELLS.


15/If we do not get ___ of the vitamins we ___ in our food, we are at ___ of developing a number of ___.
If we do not get ENOUGH of the vitamins we NEED in our food, we are at RISK of developing a number of DISEASES.


16/This ___ us back to Casimir Funk. His ___ of rice were part of a long search for ___ that could ___ disease.
This BRINGS us back to Casimir Funk. His STUDIES of rice were part of a long search for FOODS that could CURE disease.



17/One ___ the first people ___ ___ that search ___ James Lind of Scotland.
One OF the first people INVOLVED IN that search WAS James Lind of Scotland.

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