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Micronutrients: The Key to Good Health

  • Book
  • August 2022
  • Bentham Science Publishers Ltd
  • ID: 5645219
Micronutrients, which comprise minerals and vitamins, are essential for a variety of biological processes such as growth, immune response, regulation of gene expression and cognitive functions. Micronutrients: The Key to Good Health presents key information about the causes, signs and symptoms of micronutrient deficiencies along with remedial dietary measures. The book also provides authentic knowledge of the nature, structure and metabolic functions of vitamins and essential minerals in a reader-friendly manner. The aim of the book is to provide comprehensive knowledge about micronutrients and their role in a balanced diet for maintaining personal health.

Key Features:

  • Covers the basics of nutrition and the importance of micronutrients in health over 5 reader-friendly chapters
  • Covers metabolic functions of micronutrients
  • Covers the development of micronutrient rich food products
  • Includes information about micronutrient deficiencies with remedial dietary measures in terms of ready-to-eat food supplements in a precise manner
  • Includes information about phytochemical nutrients, prebiotics and probiotics
  • Informs the reader about myths on micronutrients
  • Includes several informative illustrations, tables and appendices on daily nutrient requirements, diet assessment and composition and much more,
This book serves as a ready reference for the health science students, public health workers, nutrition professionals, and health-conscious readers.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Macro And Micronutrients: An Overview
  • Introduction
  • Nutritive Values Of Foods
  • Food Groups
  • How Are Nutrients From Food Absorbed By The Body?
  • How Do We Get Energy From Foods?
  • A). Carbohydrates In Our Diet
  • How Do Carbohydrates Get Absorbed In The Body?
  • How Much Carbohydrates Do We Need In The Diet?
  • B). Fats In Our Diet
  • Saturated Fats
  • Mono-Unsaturated Fats
  • Poly-Unsaturated Fats
  • How Much Fat Do We Need In Our Diet?
  • How To Achieve A Balance In Good Fats And Bad Fats In Our Diet?
  • C). Proteins In Our Diet
  • How Are Proteins Absorbed In The Body?
  • Why Do We Need Proteins?
  • Good Sources Of Protein In Our Diets:
  • How Much Protein Do We Need?
  • Energy From Food
  • How Do We Spend Energy?
  • Energy Requirement
  • Water
  • Macronutrients And Health
  • Metabolic Linkages Of Macro And Micronutrients
  • Concluding Remarks
  • Notes
  • References
Chapter 2 Insight Of Micronutrients
  • Introduction
  • What Is The Link Between Micronutrients And Metabolism?
  • What Are Micronutrient Antioxidants?
  • How Much Micronutrients Do We Need In Our Daily Diet?
  • Why Do We Need Vitamins In Our Diet?
  • Metabolic Functions, Food Sources And Rda Of Water-Soluble Vitamins
  • Thiamine (Vitamin B1)
  • Nature, Structure And Body Stores
  • Metabolic Functions
  • Recommended Daily Intakes
  • Good Dietary Sources Of Thiamine
  • Absorption
  • Riboflavin (Vitamin B2)
  • Nature, Structure And Body Stores
  • Metabolic Functions
  • Recommended Daily Intakes
  • Good Dietary Sources Of Riboflavin
  • Absorption
  • Niacin (Vitamin B3)
  • Nature, Structure And Body Stores
  • Metabolic Functions
  • Recommended Daily Intakes
  • Good Dietary Sources Of Niacin
  • Absorption
  • Pantothenic Acid (Vitamin B5)
  • Nature, Structure And Body Stores
  • Metabolic Functions
  • Recommended Daily Intakes
  • Good Dietary Sources Of Vitamin B5
  • Absorption
  • Pyridoxine (Vitamin B6)
  • Nature, Structure And Body Stores
  • Metabolic Functions
  • Recommended Daily Intakes
  • Good Dietary Sources Of Vitamin B6
  • Absorption
  • Biotin (Vitamin B7)
  • Nature, Structure And Body Stores
  • Metabolic Functions
  • Recommended Daily Intakes
  • Good Dietary Sources Of Biotin
  • Absorption
  • Folate (Vitamin B9)
  • Nature, Structure And Body Stores
  • Metabolic Functions
  • Recommended Daily Intakes
  • Good Dietary Sources Of Folate
  • Absorption
  • Vitamin B12
  • Nature, Structure And Body Stores
  • Metabolic Functions
  • Recommended Daily Intakes
  • Good Dietary Sources Of Vitamin B12
  • Absorption
  • Choline (Cofactor Of The B Vitamins)
  • Nature, Structure And Body Stores
  • Metabolic Functions
  • Recommended Daily Intakes
  • Good Dietary Sources Of Choline
  • Absorption
  • Vitamin C (Ascorbic Acid)
  • Nature, Structure And Body Stores
  • Metabolic Functions
  • Recommended Daily Intakes
  • Good Dietary Sources Of Vitamin C
  • Absorption
  • Metabolic Functions, Food Sources And Rda Of Fat-Soluble Vitamins
  • Vitamin A
  • Nature, Structure And Body Stores
  • Metabolic Functions
  • Recommended Daily Intakes
  • Good Dietary Sources Of Vitamin A
  • Absorption
  • Vitamin Β-Carotene
  • Nature, Structure And Body Stores
  • Metabolic Functions
  • Recommended Daily Intakes
  • Good Dietary Sources Of Β-Carotene
  • Absorption
  • Vitamin D
  • Nature, Structure And Body Stores
  • Metabolic Functions
  • Recommended Daily Intakes
  • Sunshine Source
  • Good Dietary Sources Of Vitamin D
  • Absorption
  • Vitamin E (Alpha-Tocopherol)
  • Nature, Structure And Body Stores
  • Metabolic Functions
  • Recommended Daily Intakes
  • Good Dietary Sources Of Vitamin E
  • Absorption
  • Vitamin K (Menadione)
  • Nature, Structure And Body Stores
  • Metabolic Functions
  • Recommended Daily Intakes
  • Good Dietary Sources Of Vitamin K
  • Absorption
  • Why Do We Need Minerals In Our Diet?
  • Metabolic Functions, Food Sources And Rda Of Essential Minerals 69 Calcium
  • Nature, Structure And Body Stores
  • Metabolic Functions
  • Recommended Daily Intakes
  • Good Dietary Sources Of Calcium
  • Absorption
  • Chloride
  • Nature, Structure And Body Stores
  • Metabolic Functions
  • Recommended Daily Intakes
  • Good Dietary Sources Of Chloride
  • Absorption
  • Chromium
  • Nature, Structure And Body Stores
  • Metabolic Functions
  • Recommended Daily Intakes
  • Good Dietary Sources Of Chromium
  • Absorption
  • Copper
  • Nature, Structure And Body Stores
  • Metabolic Functions
  • Recommended Daily Intakes
  • Good Dietary Sources Of Copper
  • Absorption
  • Iodine
  • Nature, Structure And Body Stores
  • Metabolic Functions
  • Recommended Daily Intakes
  • Good Dietary Sources Of Iodine
  • Absorption
  • Iron
  • Nature, Structure And Body Stores
  • Metabolic Functions
  • Recommended Daily Intakes
  • Good Dietary Sources Of Iron
  • Absorption
  • Magnesium
  • Nature, Structure And Body Stores
  • Metabolic Functions
  • Recommended Daily Intakes
  • Good Dietary Sources Of Magnesium
  • Absorption
  • Manganese
  • Nature, Structure And Body Stores
  • Metabolic Functions
  • Recommended Daily Intakes
  • Good Dietary Sources Of Manganese
  • Absorption
  • Molybdenum
  • Nature, Structure And Body Stores
  • Metabolic Functions
  • Recommended Daily Intakes
  • Good Dietary Sources Of Molybdenum
  • Absorption
  • Phosphorus
  • Nature, Structure And Body Stores
  • Metabolic Functions
  • Recommended Daily Intakes
  • Good Dietary Sources Of Phosphorus
  • Absorption
  • Potassium
  • Nature, Structure And Body Stores
  • Metabolic Functions
  • Recommended Daily Intakes

Author

  • Shashi A. Chiplonkar