Let's get to know your micronutrients
Micronutrients are all the many components required in small amounts to ensure health and well-being.
There are two major types of micronutrients - vitamins and minerals.
Vitamins are organic compounds that are required by the human body. The vitamin requirements for humans differ from other animals. For example, humans require vitamin C but dogs do not as their bodies produce it. There are 13 recognised vitamins, these can be divided into water soluble and fat soluble
Water Soluble Vitamins (vitamin B-complex group and vitamin C): aid in body function and assist in stimulating metabolic processes. Vitamins B and C are commonly found in fresh fruits and vegtables.
Fat Soluble Vitamins (A, D, E and K): are stored in fat tissue and play vital roles as regulators of hormone production. Deficiencies of these vitamins are less common than of water-soluble vitamins because they are stored in much higher amounts in the body.
Foods which contain high levels of Fat soluble vitamins are spinach, sweet potato, almonds, sunflower seeds and peanut butter.
Minerals are inorganic nutrients that play a key role in our health and well being. Minerals are obtained from a wide variety of foods and stored in small quantitites. A common mineral found in the human diet is calcium. Iron is the most commonly deficent mineral in the human body - it can be found in high amounts in beef, nuts and dark chocolate.
So there you have it - the basics of micronutrients!
Our nutritionist has ensured that our food is balanced and packed with fresh, micronutrient dense ingredients.