Boost your health with the following essential nutrients
In the previous article, we discussed three essential nutrients i.e. protein, carbohydrates, and fats. Let us continue exploring other essential nutrients such as vitamins, minerals, and water which regulate body functions and strengthen the immune system.
Vitamins are micronutrients that strengthen the immune system and help the body fight off diseases and infections. Vitamins also regulate body functions. The human body requires 13 essential vitamins which are mostly derived from fruits and vegetables. These essential vitamins are categorized as:
- Fat-soluble vitamins (Vitamin A, D, E, K)
- Water-soluble ( Vitamin C, B6, B12, thiamin, riboflavin, and pantothenic acid)
Each vitamin plays an important role in the body and its deficiency can lead to multiple body dysfunctions. Vitamins perform the following functions:
- Maintain healthy vision, strengthen bones and give radiance to the skin.
- They are powerful antioxidants and neutralize oxidative stress in the body.
- They lower the risk of lung and prostate cancer.
- Boost the immune system and result in quick healing of the body.
Minerals are micronutrients i.e. they are needed by the body in smaller quantities. However, their importance cannot be underestimated as they support the body in multiple ways. Minerals perform the following functions in the body:
- Strengthen bones and teeth and prevent dental decay
- Regulate the metabolism
- Retain water in the body
- Aid in nerve signal transmission from the brain to the receptors
- Maintain healthy blood pressure
- Aid in muscle contraction and relaxation
- Faster healing of wounds
- Regulation and production of blood
- Maintaining optimal levels of hemoglobin in the blood.
Minerals can be divided into two categories:
- Major minerals. These are required and stored in large quantities in the body. Major minerals include magnesium, sodium, calcium, chloride, phosphorous, potassium, and sulfur.
- The second type of mineral is trace minerals. As the name indicates, they are required by the body in fewer quantities. Trace minerals include iron, chromium, zinc, fluoride, molybdenum, selenium, copper, and manganese.
Healthy sources of minerals are:
- Lean meat
- Milk, cheese, yogurt
- Fortified bread and cereals
- Beans and legumes
- Nuts and seeds
- Water is a liquid that is of utmost importance for regulating all body functions and the removal of waste. The importance of water can be understood from the fact that whereas the human body can survive for weeks without food, but will only last a couple of days without the intake of water. About 62 percent of a person’s body weight is water.
Water plays the following functions in the human body:
- Improves cognitive functions and regulates mood
- It is a lubricant that enables the frictionless movement of joints and ligaments
- It acts as a shock absorber
- Prevents constipation and regulates bowel movements
- Flushes out toxins through urination and defecation
- Carries nutrients to the body parts
Medical professionals agree that an adult human should drink 2.5 – 3.5 liters of water every day. Insufficient intake of water can lead to dehydration which can have serious consequences. Even mild dehydration can cause exhaustion and loss of concentration in the body.
- Cucumbers, spinach, watermelon, and citrus fruits are excellent sources of water. So include them in your diet along with the daily intake of liquid water.
Along with the conventional sources of nutrients, you can opt for Rejuve Infusion Therapy for an extra boost of essential nutrients. In this therapy, important nutrients are administered in the bloodstream through IV drips. To learn more about it, contact UCryo & Recovery. Call us at 940-218-4016. We provide services in Bartonville, TX, and nearby areas.