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15
Jun

The importance of vitamins and minerals in your diet

VITAMINAS Y MINERALES

Today we all know the importance of a healthy diet and in CINATUR we will never get tire of repeating it. Food is the essential source that gives us the daily nutritional needs that our body needs, these being the vitamins and minerals.

According to WHO, vitamins and minerals are essential micronutrients for the organic functions that regulate the absorption of fats, proteins and carbohydrates and are ingested in small quantities.

To obtain these micronutrients it is necessary to consume, as a main food and present in all meals, fruits and vegetables. Vitamins and minerals directly influence in our digestion, metabolism and other vital functions, making our health better.

Vitamins can be classified into two groups depending on their solubility in water or fats:

  • Water-soluble vitamins: as their name indicates, these vitamins are those that can be dissolve in water. These are not stored in the body and are very necessary for the proper functioning of metabolism. Citrus fruits, tomatoes and other raw green vegetables are foods that contribute a high content of these micronutrients.
  • Fat-soluble vitamins: these vitamins are dissolved in fats and oils and are stored in fatty tissues and in the liver, so it is not necessary to ingest them daily. We can find them for example in leafy vegetables, carrots or yellow fruits.

Like in any process, it is important to carry out periodic monitoring. A vitamin deficiency can be very harmful to our health, causing chronic diseases. In contrast, vitamin overdose is less frequent, but may be the cause of a massive intake of vitamin supplements. For this reason, it is essential to have a varied diet rich in fruits, vegetables and legumes.

We must take care of our daily food and at CINATUR we help with the production and distribution fruits and vegetables.

Remember that the ideal is to consume 5 pieces of fruit and vegetables a day and for that, the best thing is to introduce them in the five recommended meals.