When we look at the nutritional needs of our body in order to survive and function we can divide our food into MICRO AND MACRO nutrients.
💥MICRO nutrients are those nutrients that the body needs in smaller amounts compared to the MARCO NUTRIENTS (Carbs/ Fats/ Proteins).
MICRO nutrients can be split into 3 areas.
🥦WATER SOLUBLE VITAMINS (Leafy greens etc)
*Vitamin B1, B2, B6, B12
🍓FAT SOLUBLE VITAMINS (Dark Fruits, Eggs etc)
*Vitamin A, D, E, K MINERALS (Milk, Light Fruits, Green Veggies, Red Meat Etc)
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We can get all of our vitamins and minerals from foods such as veggies, fruits, meats, fish and fungi as well as eggs, nuts and dairy.
There are more than 2 billion people world wide who have deficiencies due to insufficient consumption of vitamins and minerals.
The most common being a deficiency in iron (anaemia).
We should be able to get all the nutrients we need by eating a healthy, varied diet.
🌞In addition, as vitamin D is found only in a small number of foods as well as what we get from the Sun, the Department of Health advises that everyone should consider taking a vitamin D supplement.
If you are considering taking any supplementation please ensure you have exhausted all avenues with regards to your diet first then ensure you shop around for good quality supplements.
I also recommend a visit to the GP if you before taking any supplementation.