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In previous posts, we have introduced the macro and micronutrients, talked about energy balance, and learned about how...

Key points:

  • It is important to pay attention to the serving size and the servings per container.

  • The label contains information about the absolute and relative amounts of each macronutrient. That is, the absolute amount in each serving and how that amount fits...

Along with vitamins, minerals make up the micronutrients. Within the larger group of minerals, there are three smaller categories: macrominerals, micro or trace minerals, and ultratrace elements.

Like vitamins, minerals do not provide any calories. They are also a relat...

Last post we discussed some of the basics about fat soluble vitamins. The other broad category of vitamins is the water soluble vitamins; this includes the B complex vitamins and vitamin C.

Water soluble vitamins differ from fat soluble vitamins in a couple of important...


Today we are introducing the fat soluble vitamins: A, D, E, and K.

They are so called because they are generally absorbed in fat globules. Once they are absorbed and stored in the tissue, fat...

The micronutrients are those essential nutrients that are required in small amounts - usually a few grams to less than a tenth of a gram per day. Remember that essential means we cannot produce them ourselves. We get these

micronutrients from the plants and animals that...

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