Vitamin A conjures eye health in our minds, but did you know it is also important for expression of our genes and help maintain good immunity?
So much controversy about Vitamin D!! Is it really important to maintain a functional level of Vitamin D? The key word here is functional level which is quite different from the normally accepted level, which is about 30. A functional level of Vitamin D is about 60 to 80. So, how is this vitamin of value to us? We are all well aware of the fact that it helps with Calcium metabolism and maintenance of our bones. But, it is also very essential for maintaining healthy blood sugar levels and insulin secretion. Now, do you see the connection? Increased incidence of low Vitamin D and Diabetes.
If we want to be bouncing with energy, we need our water soluble B vitamins. They play a key role in the Kreb’s cycle and cellular energy production.
Wouldn’t we all love to be happy and chirpy every day? It is our Vitamin B12 that can help with this. Meat is the main source of this vitamin, but dairy and eggs can also provide us with Vitamin B12. Stomach acid is essential for the absorption of Vitamin B12. Individuals with low stomach acid cannot absorb sufficient quantities of B12, even if they do not follow a vegetarian diet.
Unfortunately, all these essential micro-nutrients are lost in packaged ready to eat foods, leaving us with empty calories, preservatives and a multitude of health problems.