Vitamins, Minerals and Phytochemicals: What Are They and Why We Need Them

This month I have discussed how to balance a diet and the importance of carbohydrates and fats. For the last week of March, I’m discussing micronutrients and phytochemicals.

Micronutrients are needed in small amounts by the body. Even though they do not provide energy, they are crucial for many metabolic and physiological processes in the body. Without getting too deep into the science, I’ll briefly cover the main vitamins, minerals, and phytochemicals.

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