Hello Friends. Welcome back to Day 14.
Today we will talk about vitamin, mineral, and finally the ignored nutrient phytonutrient.
There are 13 vitamins named Vitamin a, c, d, k, b1, b2, b3, b6, b12, pantothenic acid, biotin and folate.
Minerals include calcium, phosphorus, potassium, sulfur, sodium, chloride, magnesium, iron, zinc, copper, manganese, iodine, and selenium, molybdenum, chromium, and fluoride.
There are 16 minerals and that’s a lots to name.
Not going to start with phytonutrients. Experts say there are more than 30,000 phytonutrients.
Some nutrients to name are carotenoids, lutein, @-carotene, flavonoids, anthocyanin, isoflavonoids, phenolic compounds.
That’s a lot of nutrients. With such a huge list, planning a meal will look like a challenging task. You can still add all the listed nutrients without drowning in information.
You know the essential things where you should focus your energy. It’s the protein, carbohydrate and fat which we have discussed earlier. I placed it earlier so you can get quick started with the essential changes.
It doesn’t mean that vitamin, minerals and phytonutrients aren’t important. It just because these micronutrients are the little thing. These nutrients are important, but you don’t need to focus on them.
You might have heard these nutrients are important for health and vital functions.
As these nutrients are important we aren’t going to ignore them.
The question is — Do you need to stress over every vitamin, mineral and phytonutrients.
There are lots of micronutrients and it’s impossible task to be perfect. Managing protein, carb, fiber and fat is tough. Just guess how your life will get.
But there is some good news about healthy eating.
When you plan out a healthy meal which includes varieties of foods — you will get enough micronutrients from meal, without stressing over it.
Also deficiency is not a problem when you focus on healthy eating. It’s the problem with unhealthy eating which lack of nutrients rich food and variations.
If you take care of this one thing — you get enough micronutrient. Also, you won’t run into any deficiency.
Leave phytonutrients, as there is no deficiency. But they support health, so don’t underestimate them. If you eat varieties of plant food, you’ll get enough phytonutrients without ever thinking about it. Just enjoy variations.
Suppose you miss a vitamin or mineral — your body won’t feel any setback. It can go without some vitamins or minerals for a while. It’s a reason you shouldn’t worry to be perfect. Just include varieties of food in the meal. Everything will get balanced.
Stop focusing on such small details. Your focus should be on improving relationship with food. Worrying on such small details will lead to stress and it will hinder and make eating healthy stressful.
Stop focusing on small things, your relationship with food matters. So try to improve the relation with food. Enjoy varieties of food — they will provide a wide range of nutrients as well a flavour.
When we’re talking about vitamin, mineral, and phytonutrients — how I can miss supplements.
Like earlier, I said a healthy meal will prevent nutrient deficiency — then it’s worthless to eat pills when we can get from food.
That’s for today. You don’t need to worry about every detail. In coming video, I will discuss about foods you can add in your diet. These foods combination will help you get every nutrients you need.