Vitamins & Minerals

About Vegetable and Fruit Nutrients

Organic vegetables and fruits

Fruits and Vegetables = Nutrients, Vitamins and Minerals

This category has been created because we always wanted to have a quick reference guide on hand regarding nutrition, vitamins, and minerals.

When we eat, whenever we decide to eat certain food we try to ask the important question(s): why am I going to eat this particular meal, food, produce? What kind of nutrient and benefits it will bring for my body in short and long term?

Nutritious = full of nutrients.

Nutrients can be divided into 2 categories:

– macronutrients,

– and micronutrients.

Macronutrients –  are caloric components of our foods, provide energy, only when there are sufficient micronutrients to release them. They include:

  • carbohydrates,
  • fats
  • and proteins.

Micronutrients – do not themselves provide energy, are essential for good health. They include:

  • vitamins,
  • minerals,
  • trace elements,
  • phytochemicals,
  • and antioxidants.

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