The details that make the difference in your diet
Micronutrients are nutrients that our bodies need in smaller amounts that are essential to our health, development and growth.
Proper intake of vitamins and minerals can make the difference between a healthy, productive life and a life with illness.
Micronutrients include such minerals as flouride, selenium, sodium, iodine, copper and zinc and also vitamins C, D, E, A, K as well as B-complex vitamins.
I will give you few examples to understand how micronutrients help maintain your body’s systems:
Sodium is responsible for maintaining the proper fluid balance in your body and helps regulate appropriate pH levels in your blood.
Manganese promotes bone formation and energy production and helps your body metabolize the macronutrients: protein , carbohydrates and fat.
Magnesium helps your heart maintain it`s normal rhytm. It helps your body to convert glucose (blood sugar) into energy.
Iron helps your organism to produce red blood cells.
Iodine helps the thyroid gland function properly and also helps body to metabolize fats.
Chloride helps your body to maintain appropriate cellular pH.
Here are few examples but there are many more.
Remember – getting enough micronutrients in you diet isn`t hard. Eat plenty of nuts, whole grains and leafy vegetables.
Eat plenty of colorful fruits and vegetables like red cherries, purple grapes, yellow bananas and orange carrots.
That`s it with the micronutrients and remember to keep it colorful and chase the rainbow in your diet !