What Is Micronutrients?
Importance Of Micronutrients :
Vitamin A :
Vitamin D :
Vitamin E :
Vitamin K :
2. Water Soluble Vitamins
Vitamin B1 (thiamine) :
Vitamin B2 (riboflavin) :
Vitamin B3(niasin) :
Vitamin B6 (pyridoxine) :
Vitamin B7 (biotin) :
- This micronutrients Plays a role in the the metabolism of fatty acids, amino acid and glucose.
- Sources of B7 : Liver, Soyabean, Egg Yolk and Cereals.
Vitamin B9 (folate) :
- Important for proper cell division.
- Required for fertility in both men and women.
- Sources of B9 : Red Beets, Green leafy Vegetables and Fruits.
Vitamin B12 (cobalamin) :
- Necessary for red blood cell formation and proper nervous system.
- It plays important role in brain function.
- It supports healthy hair, skin and nails.
- Sources of B12 : Fish , Egg, Milk and Milk Products.
Vitamin C (ascorbic acid) :
- Required for synthesis and maintenance of collagen.
- Required for growth and repair of all tissues.
- This micronutrients is the main protein in your skin.
- Required for the synthesis of neurotransmitters.
- Sources of Vitamin C : Citrus fruits, leafy vegetables and sprouts.
Minerals play an important role in growth, bone, health, fluid balance, and several other processes.
1. Macro Minerals :
Macro Minerals are needed in larger amounts than micro minerals in order to perform their specific roles in our bodies.
• Calcium :
2. Trace / Micro Minerals: Trace Minerals are needed in smaller amounts than macro minerals but still enable important functions in our body.
The trace minerals and some of their functions and sources are –
helps provide oxygen to muscles and assist in the creation of certain hormones.
Assists in carbohydrate, amino acids and cholesterol metabolism.
Required for connective tissue formation, as well as normal brain and nervous system function.
Necessary for normal growth, immune function and wound healing.
Sources of Zinc : Crabs, Chickpeas.
Assist in thyroid regulation.
Necessary for the development of bones and teeth.
Sources of Fluorine : Fruit Juice, Water.
Important for thyroid health, reproduction and defence against oxidative damage.
Sources of Selenium : Sardines, Dairy Products.