Updated: Apr 18, 2019
Over the last couple of months we have had numerous queries from clients around the macro- nutrients, how they can be of benefit and in what foods they can be found, so thought we would go back to basics for a few posts and cover this topic, detailing the macro, what its effective for, symptoms of deficiency, top foods the nutrient is found in and the recommended daily requirement. Welcome any feedback, and of course feel free to contact us for any further information.
We'll start at the beginning with Vitamin A (retinol and beta-carotene):
Effective for: Immune booster, healthy skin, essential for night vision, anti-oxidant; protects against many forms of cancer.
Deficiency symptoms: mouth ulcers, poor night vision, acne,dandruff, dry flaky skin.
Daily requirement: RDA 800mcg
Food sources: Liver, carrots, watercress, cabbage, squash, apricots
Vitamin A works well with Zinc while Vitamin C and E protect this nutrient,
Vitamin B1 (thiamine):
Effective for: Essential for energy production, brain function and digestion, Helps the body absorb protein.
Deficiency symptoms: Tender muscles, eye pain, irritability, poor concentration, prickly legs, constipation, rapid heartbeat.
Daily requirement: RDA 1.4mcg
Food sources: Watercress, courgette, squash, lamb
Thiamine works in conjunction with other B vitamins and works well with magnesium.
Vitamin B2 (riboflavin):
Effective for: Helps convert fats, sugars and protein into energy. Repairs and maintains healthy skin – inside and out. Regulates body acidity and is vital for healthy nails hair and eyes,
Deficiency symptoms: Sensitivity to bright lights, sore tongue, cataracts, split nails, cracked lips.
Daily requirement: RDA 1.6mg
Food sources: Mushrooms, watercress, cabbage, broccoli, wheat germ.
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