KNOW YOUR MICRONUTRIENTS?
In my last post I have covered what are Macro-nutrients. Now I will be covering Micro-nutrients. ⠀ Micro-nutrients play an extremely important role in human nutrition. To maintain your brain, muscle, skin, immune system, etc. Your body requires a good supply of many different micro-nutrients, and failing to get them virtually guarantees disease.⠀ ⠀ Here are all the micro-nutrients you need to know about:⠀ Water soluble vitamins such as: A vitamin that can dissolve in water. Water-soluble vitamins are carried to the body's tissues but are not stored in the body. They are found in plant and animal foods or dietary supplements and must be taken in daily. Vitamin C and members of the vitamin B complex are water-soluble. Water soluble vitamins: ✔Vitamin B1 ✔Vitamin B2 ✔Vitamin B3 ✔Vitamin B5 ✔Vitamin B6 ✔Vitamin B7 ✔Vitamin B9 ✔Vitamin B12 ✔Vitamin C⠀ Fat soluble vitamins such as: A vitamin that can dissolve in fats and oils. Fat-soluble vitamins are absorbed along with fats in the diet and can be stored in the body’s fatty tissue. They come from plant and animal foods or dietary supplements. Fat soluble vitamins ✔Vitamin A ✔Vitamin D ✔Vitamin E ✔Vitamin K ⠀ Trace minerals: Trace minerals, also called micro minerals, are essential minerals that the human body must get from food, but, unlike macro minerals, we only need a very small amount. Even though trace minerals are needed in tiny doses, they are still crucial to our health and development. Trace minerals: ✔Iron ✔Manganese ✔Copper ✔Zinc ✔Iodine ✔Fluorine ✔Selenium⠀ Macrominerals: Macrominerals are required in larger levels in our bodies for proper functioning. Macrominerals: ✔Calcium ✔Phosphorus ✔Magnesium ✔Sodium ✔Chloride ✔Potassium ✔Sulfur⠀ Make sure you incorporate foods that are rich in micro-nutrients to your diet! Are you getting enough micro-nutrients?