Medieval diets lacked vitamins A, C and D and were not high in calories,
making the regular drinking of ale a necessity for most.
The only positive part of these diets, were that they were somewhat low
in fat and high in fibre. But the medieval world was usually a very hungry
Vitamins cannot be manufactured by the body and must be obtained through
diet or supplements. Vitamins are either fat soluble or water soluble.
The fat-soluble vitamins can be remembered with the memory aid ADEK, for the
vitamins A, D, E and K.
The word vitamin is derived from the combination of words, vital amine