Medieval vitamins

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 one.

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

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