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Get some minerals in your diet!
Minerals are as vital to our health as vitamins, but since minerals can’t be synthesised by our bodies we are reliant on our diet to supply them. Government nutrition guidelines recommend that we should eat at least five portions of fruit and vegetables a day to get all the vitamins
and minerals we need for optimum health. Unfortunately, the average fruit and vegetable intake in the UK is less than three a day.
Taking mineral food supplements is the easiest way of complementing your diet to prevent mineral deficiency. Millions of Britons take mineral food supplements as a preventative measure.
A concise glossary of terms to explain what terms used within Spa Health mean.
Antioxidants are substances or nutrients in fruits and vegetables that help to keep people healthy. Antioxidants may enhance immune defense and help to prevent and repair damage done by free radicals. Health problems such as heart disease, cancer, macular degeneration and diabetes are all contributed to free radicals.
Calcium Balance is calculated as absorbed calcium minus excreted calcium. Although Calcium is the most abundant mineral in the body, most adults get only half the amount of calcium they need each day. A prolonged calcium deficiency can lead to osteoporosis.
We all need energy to survive. Metabolism is a set of chemical reactions that takes place in the body's cells to convert the food we eat into the energy we need to move, think or grow. Thousands of metabolic reactions happen at every time to keep our cells healthy and working.