Micronutrient are dietary components such as vitamins and minerals.
Vitamins are substances made by plants and animals consumed by humans.
How many vitamins are there?
There are a total of about 13 vitamins
vitamins A, C, D, E, K, and the B vitamins (thiamin, riboflavin, niacin, pantothenic acid, biotin, vitamin B6 ,vitamin B12, and folate).
What vitamins our body can make?
Our body can make vitamins D and K.
What are minerals?
Minerals are inorganic substances that are not made by living things.
How are minerals made?
Minerals are found naturally in soil and water and are absorbed by plants, which are then eaten by people and other animals. Examples
of minerals are iron, calcium, and potassium.
How do we get our minerals?
People obtain minerals from both the plant and animal products they eat.
What role do micronutrients play in the body?
Micronutrients many body processes, including:
• Blood pressure regulation
• Blood sugar regulation
• Brain function
• Growth and development
• Heart function
• Hormone production
• Immune function
• Metabolism of drugs and toxins
• Muscle contraction
• Nervous system function
• Protein, carbohydrate, and fat
• Red blood cell formation
• Taste and smell
• Wound healing