Micronutrient Research for Optimum Health
After this activity you will be able to recognize that the causes of noninfectious modern maladies are almost entirely inappropriate life behaviors. You will be able to describe strategies to eliminate noninfectious conditions that are more than three-quarters that causes death in the United States. The noninfectious conditions, such as heart disease, cancer, diabetes, cirrhosis of the liver, and etc. are caused by lifestyle problems, such as addictions to smoking or alcohol, poor diet, lack of exercise. The conquest of these chronic problems requires change in attitudes and behaviors toward health.
American’s are the most overweight people in the world. Despite the availability for too much food, most Americans have a diet that is deficient in the three vitamins that are often destroyed by the heat of cooking: vitamin B6, vitamin C, and vitamin E. Because most Americans eat much meat and consume excessive sodium (from common table salt), there is a common deficiency of the mineral calcium scientific details about vitamins and minerals are available from the Linus Pauling Institute.
For example vitamin B6 is very important in preventing heart disease, especially by controlling homocysteine. Vitamin C and vitamin E help to prevent both heart disease and cancer. Adequate level of calcium is needed for healthy bones and teeth, and also for healthy blood pressure and weight control, and perhaps for preventing some cancers.
- Visit the Linus Pauling Institute- micronutrient information center
The Linus Pauling Institute Micronutrient Information Center is a source for scientifically accurate information regarding the roles of vitamins, minerals, phytochemicals (plant chemicals that may affect health), and other dietary factors, including some food and beverages, in preventing disease and promoting health. All of the nutrients and dietary factors included in the Micronutrient Information Center may be obtained from the diet, but many are also available as dietary supplements.
1. You will click on the bottom link ”
(Links to an external site.)You do have access to mic vitamins or minerals on the above site, on the left side of the page
2. Now you will select ONE vitamin and ONE mineral of your choice of interest.
3. Now provide the ask information for each selected Vitamin and Mineral and complete the below box with your information: