Tagged: vitamins

6 basic nutrients

On my plate: six basic nutrients

Today’s Special! Grilled Salmon and Brown Rice with a side of red peppers and snow peas A complete and healthy meal. The salmon acts as an excellent source of proteins and is packed with brain-boosting omega 3 fatty acids. There are 306 calories in a 6 oz or 170g serving. The brown rice (100 grams) provides...

pregdancy and vitamin deficiency

Low vitamin D levels during pregnancy are fairly consistently associated with troubling outcomes

Vitamin D is a vitamin which encourages the absorption and metabolism of calcium and phosphorous. From the five forms of vitamin D discovered, the D2 and D3 are the most important for the human body. To ensure you enough vitamin D, you should expose yourself to sunlight, because your body produces this substance under the sun...


Vitamins and vitamin deficiency

What are Vitamins? The term ‘vitamin’ is a combination of the words “vital” and “amine”, meaning the “amine of life”, as the Polish biochemist C. Funk named a substance he had isolated in 1912 (thiamin). Since that substance contained an amine group (–NH2) and could be used to cure beri-beri, he assumed that similar food deficiencies...