• Key Nutrients

    Key Nutrients - A quick guide to essential nutrients and what they do

    Calcium

    Needed for –Blood clotting, strong bones and Teeth. May help prevent high blood pressure and protect against prostate and colon cancers

    Key sources – Dairy products, Sesame seeds. Almonds Figs.

    Iron

    Needed for – making haemoglobin, the protein found in the blood that carries oxygen around the body, Iron helps with energy levels also.

    Key Sources- red meat goji berries, Turmeric, Kale.

    Manganese

    Needed for – Many of the chemical processes that occur in our bodies, including the production of energy, helps control blood sugar levels and prevent osteoporosis

    Key Sources- Buckwheat, Amaranth, pine nuts Brown rice.

    Copper

    Needed for – Healthy bones, blood and nervous system, helps in the prevention of high cholesterol

    Key Sources- Buckwheat, Shiitake mushrooms, Goji Berries Cashew nuts.

    Magnesium

    Needed for – Healthy bones, accessing energy in our foods, nerve and muscle function, protects from heart disease, stroke and high blood pressure

    Key Sources- Barley, Buckwheat, Mustard Seeds, Cacao Nibs.

    Phosphorous

    Needed for – Healthy bones and Teeth, accessing energy in foods.

    Key Sources- Amaranth, Brown Rice, Garlic, Cashew Nuts, Coconut.

    Zinc

    Needed for –Growth, reproduction, wound healing and a healthy immune system, Protects against age related macular degeneration- which is cause of loss of eyesight in older people

    Key Sources- Pumpkin seeds, Oats, Thyme.

    Potassium

    Needed for –the transmission of nerve impulses and keeping your heart beating, maintaining a healthy blood pressure, helps reduce the risk of stroke and osteoporosis

    Key Sources- Fennel, Sweet Potato, Avocado, Banana.

    Selenium

    Needed for –A healthy Immune system. May help reduce the risk of cancers, lowers high cholesterol levels protects against heart disease and arthritis.

    Key Sources- Brazil Nuts, Barley, Salmon, Eggs.

    Chromium

    Needed for –regulating blood sugar levels, heart health, improves insulin resistance and glucose control for people with diabetes

    Key Sources- Pistachios.

    Iodine

    Needed for manufacturing thyroid hormones which regulate growth and your metabolism

    Key Sources- Wakame & Nori (Seaweeds), Eggs.

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