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TUESDAY TIP – ARE YOU EATING NUTRIENT-RICH FOOD?

Nutrients can be divided into 2 categories: macronutrients and micronutrientsMacronutrients are those nutrients that the body needs in large amounts (Carbs, Protein, Fat).  Micronutrients are those nutrients that the body needs in smaller amounts.  Below are 7 main micronutrients and the foods they can be found in which are good choices for a nutrient-rich diet.

Calcium Nonfat and low-fat dairy, dairy substitutes, broccoli, dark, leafy greens, and sardines
Potassium Bananas, cantaloupe, raisins, nuts, fish, and spinach and other dark greens
Fiber Legumes (dried beans and peas), whole-grain foods and brans, seeds, apples, strawberries, carrots, raspberries, and colorful fruit and vegetables
Magnesium Spinach, black beans, peas, and almonds
Vitamin A Eggs, milk, carrots, sweet potatoes, and cantaloupe
Vitamin C Oranges, strawberries, tomatoes, kiwi, broccoli, and red and green bell peppers
Vitamin E Avocados, nuts, seeds, whole-grain foods, and spinach and other dark leafy greens
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