Vitamins and minerals are as essential for living as the air we breathe. They don’t only keep our bodies healthy and functional; they protect us from ailments and diseases, such as cancer.

Vitamins are organic substances produced by plants or animals. They are often called “Essential” because aside from Vitamin D, they are not synthesised in the body and therefore must come from food. Vitamins are divided into two categories, water-soluble, which means the body expels what it does not absorb or need, and fat-soluble, which means the leftovers are stored in the liver and fat tissue as reserves.

Water-soluble vitamins are vitamin C and the eight B vitamins (B-1, 2, 3, 5, 6, 7, 9 and 12). The fat-soluble vitamins are A, D, E and K.

Now you may have heard the terms Major and Trace minerals, and this is because minerals are split into two groups. Major minerals are not necessarily more important than trace minerals, and the name simply means there are greater amounts of them in your body.

The best approach to ensure you get a suitable intake of vitamins and minerals is to adopt a broad healthy diet that emphasises the importance of fruits and vegetables, whole grains, beans and legumes, and low-fat protein sources. The good news is that many common foods contain multiple mineral and vitamin sources, so it is easy to meet your daily needs by simply eating well every day!

No matter what diet you live by, it's possible to get enough vitamins and minerals. However, you know your body best, and if you are not feeling 100%, it’s a great idea to have a blood test to make sure your body is not deficient of anything. After all, sometimes a little deficiency makes a big difference, and it is usually easily fixed! Working with your health professional to modify your diet to combat and deficiencies will have you firing on all cylinders in no time!

At Jomeis Fine Foods, we live, breathe and eat for optimal well-being. We have developed our products to spread the light to all who seek to live their best life possible.

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