Body Fuel For Healthy Bodies: Vitamins And Minerals
BUY – Vitamins and Minerals (Body Fuel for Helathy Bodies)
An informative beginners guide to vitamins and minerals, from where they come from, to how they are used by the body.
Body Fuel For Healthy Bodies is part of a series of six books, which teach children about how fuelling your body with the right foods can keep you healthy.
Full of clear, well presented information, this book is an excellent starting point for nutritional understanding. It encourages having a healthy, balanced diet and what that actually means.
The good old food pyramid is explained and we find out which foods you need in which quantities to get the vitamins and minerals talked about in this book.
Each vitamin and mineral is discussed separately so the information is not overwhelming.
We find out where the substance is found, how it gets into the food, which foods have it and why your body needs it.
Bullet points and fun pictures break these facts down so they are easier to remember and find again.
Dietician Melanie provides tips and fun health facts on most pages.
Did you know that salt (sodium chloride) was so important in ancient Rome that the soldiers were paid in salt. The word salary comes from the Latin word meaning salt!
What is a deficiency and which mineral is low when you get muscle cramps after exercise.
The pictures are bright and descriptive, encouraging wellbeing and vitality.
The vitamins and minerals featured in this book are:
Vitamin A – Skin and tissue health are highlighted.
The B vitamins – Their names, sources and uses are described on easy to read charts.
Vitamin C, Calcium, Chromium and Copper – Anti-oxidants, glucose management, anaemia the immune system are all touched on.
Vitamin D – Please note fortified milk and margarines are mentioned.
Vitamin E – Positive and negative roles of free radicals are mentioned.
Fluoride – Please note this information includes water fluoridation and toothpaste fortification.
Iodine and Iron – Anaemia and food fortification are discussed.
Vitamin K – Probiotics are discussed.
Magnesium, Manganese and Molybdenum – Enzyme production and how this relates to getting energy from proteins, carbohydrates and fats is mentioned.
Phosphorous and Potassium – Blood pressure, water levels in the body and building DNA and healthy cells are mentioned.
Selenium and Sodium – Thyroid gland, blood pressure, water balance and anti-oxidants are mentioned.
Zinc – Growth, healing and why vegetarians need to makes sure they get enough zinc.
Published in 2008 the information is reasonably current making this an excellent first look at macro and micro nutrients.Vitamins and Minerals (Body Fuel for Helathy Bodies)