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Micronutrients and malnutrition - Vitamin A (Introduction)

20 Nov 2020 1 minute read 1 comment Heruvim78

  So, i already mentioned that the vitamins are fat soluble and water soluble. The fat soluble ones are A, D, E and K.  I will start to write about vitamin A, as its deficiency is a serious, actual problem in low income countries, second only to the...

Micronutrients and malnutrition - Dietary minerals (Copper, Manganese, Fluoride, Cobalt)

19 Nov 2020 1 minute read 4 comments Heruvim78

So, today will go fast through the rest of the minerals, before starting an even bigger chapter - vitamins.  Copper - it is part of the enzymes participating in the oxidation reaction, especially the last enzyme in the respiratory chain - the one ne...

Micronutrients and malnutrition - Zinc

18 Nov 2020 1 minute read 0 comments Heruvim78

I will just say few words about Zinc today, before starting the work. As you may know, Zinc is essential for hundred of proteins (enzymes and DNA binding proteins) and the most well known is the carbonic anhydrase, an enzyme facilitating the intercon...

Micronutrients and malnutrition - Selenium

17 Nov 2020 1 minute read 7 comments Heruvim78

Selenium is a trace mineral present in a variety of foods (mostly vegetables). The amount of Selenium found in plants is directly related to how abundant is this mineral in the soil. There are two forms of selenium: 1. Inorganic salts - selenate and...

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...