Nutrients necessary for proper bodily function are classified into categories and sub-categories.
Micronutrients include vitamins and minerals. Although microscopic in size, vitamins and minerals are vital for the progression of human health.
An effective and balanced diet helps forge a healthy body both INSIDE and OUT. Proper vitamins and minerals are key components to maintain maximum productivity. Micronutrients do not have a caloric value, however they do bolster the body on a cellular level. Organs, brain function, skin, nails, hair and the entire human anatomy are dependent on vitamins and minerals.
Deficiencies develop when there are a lack of micronutrients. Some common deficiencies are lack of Iron (anemia), Vitamin A (eye health), or Iodine (hypothyroidism). Deficiencies raise the risk of particular diseases or symptoms depending on the nutrient the body is lacking. Fruits, vegetables, nuts, seeds, grains and beans should be your foundation, as they are are rich in vitamins and minerals. They are the staple foods, referred to as the “plant based diet.”