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Micronutrients and malnutrition - Iodine

15 Nov 2020 1 minute read 2 comments Heruvim78

The Iodine has only one role, as a component of the thyroid hormones. Iodine deficiency leads to diminished production of thyroid hormones (thyroid being a endocrine gland located in the front of the neck, involved in energy metabolism regulation and...

Micronutrients and malnutrition - The Iron fortress

14 Nov 2020 3 minute read 0 comments Heruvim78

Today i will try to write about the iron and his functions in the human body.    A. One of the main functions of iron is to transport oxygen, burning off fuels like carbohydrates and fatty acids. The Oxygen is absorbed from the air, through lungs an...

Micronutrients and malnutrition - The Iron shield

12 Nov 2020 2 minute read 7 comments Heruvim78

As i mentioned before, the following posts will be about iron.  (for some better pictures and NFT of the periodic table check Robertoit's work) What do we know about it? The iron is present in a great variety of foods, with best sources being the fo...

Micronutrients and malnutrition - The power of Calcium

10 Nov 2020 2 minute read 2 comments Heruvim78

Calcium is present in a great variety of food. Cheese and dairy are very good sources of Calcium. Some foods that are low in Calcium are fortified (micronutrients are added to foods low in these nutrients). Not all dietary Calcium is absorbed to the...

Micronutrients and malnutrition - Salt and blood pressure relation

8 Nov 2020 2 minute read 3 comments Heruvim78

There are researches pointing out that there is a link between sodium intake and blood pressure. The scientific evidence is strong enough to make the British researchers form Queen Mary University from London the underline that '' a modest reduction...

Micronutrients and malnutrition - Potassium and Sodium

7 Nov 2020 1 minute read 5 comments Heruvim78

  I will start with Potassium and Sodium food content. Most of the Sodium from food come in form of salt. As we know, salt chemical formula is NaCl and this is one NFT that our friend Robertoit didn't make it yet. Potassium is present in large amount...

Micronutrients and malnutrition - Essential functions of water

5 Nov 2020 3 minute read 0 comments Heruvim78

We can live weeks without food, but only few days without water. Adult women got around 50% of their weights just water, while adult men have around 60%. So, what are the essential functions of water? water is the life support for most of our body,...

Micronutrients and malnutrition - Minerals bioavailability and food content

4 Nov 2020 2 minute read 2 comments Heruvim78

What is the mineral availability? If you don't know yet, only a part of the total amount of minerals present in food can be available to the body, mainly because the minerals are bound to other compounds in the food that can limit their absorption. I...

Micronutrients and malnutrition - the chemistry of minerals

3 Nov 2020 1 minute read 3 comments Heruvim78

  Dietary minerals are inorganic molecules that are essential for the human body. They are also called dietary elements.  Out of 118 chemical elements on the periodic table, 21 are essential components of our diet. Basically life is possible because...

Micronutrients and malnutrition - how we discovered the vitamins

1 Nov 2020 2 minute read 2 comments Heruvim78

As i said, vitamins are essential nutritional molecules not made in our body, and they are required in small quantities. If the intake is inadequate, this can lead to vitamin deficiencies.  Our story starts in 1880 when Dr. Kanehiro Takaki reported t...