July 02, 2009

Vitamins and Minerals

Vitamins are materials required for normal human metabolism but which the body cannot manufacture itself and which must therefore come from food. Vitamins come from a number of sources including fresh fruit and vegetables (Vitamin C), carrots, liver (Vitamin A), cereal bran, bread, liver ( B vitamins), fish liver oil (Vitamin D) and fresh green vegetables (Vitamin K). Many minerals are also essential in small quantities including iron, calcium, magnesium and sulphur; and in very small quantities copper, zinc and selenium. Micronutrients from fruit and vegetables may be destroyed or eluted by cooking.

Vitamins from fresh vegetables and fruit may be destroyed or eluted by cooking and the greatest benefit is derived from uncooked material. Vitamin C is especially prone to oxidation during cooking and may be completely destroyed by protracted coking. Minerals may also be eluted by extended boiling.

2 comments:

  1. Trace minerals are essential to our health and are found in the body in trace amounts just like the name indicates. These minerals are essential for your overall health and are required in minute quantities each day

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  2. That is why it is a necessity to use a dietary health supplement which will provide all the necessary nutrients which are necessary, to maintain the strength and health of your body.

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