Calcium is vital in maintaining strong bones and teeth. It also plays a role in keeping the nervous system in good health, and a strong cardiovascular system. Vitamin D helps the absorption of this mineral, so it is advisable to take the two together to reap the most benefits for a healthy body.
2. Vitamin D
3. Vitamin B (3, 6, 9, 12)
Probiotics help balance the digestive system, making sure the ‘bad bacteria’ does not overpower the good bacteria. Certain strains are good for heart health while others can reduce the effects of mental disorders. They help in treating the effects of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), diarrhoea and other gut related maladies.
6. Omega-3 Fatty Oils
Our bodies cannot make ‘essential fatty’ acids, so we need to obtain these through our diet. Omega 3 oils have been shown to reduce high blood pressure, prevent heart disease and decrease the risk of plaque build-up in the arteries. They also aid in hormone production concerning blood clotting and reduce inflammation.
Zinc is an essential nutrient that has many functions in the body. It is required for gene and enzyme production, necessary for the immune system function and crucial to cell division and growth. It also maintains our sense of taste and smell.
Selenium helps our cognitive processes, aids our immune system, fertility and plays a key role in stabilizing thyroid function which produces hormones vital for all cell processes to work in the body.
Depending on the fibre consumed the benefits enjoyed are increased stool frequency (insoluble fibre) and a healthy gut. In this way Fibre acts as a ‘prebiotic’, providing food for the good bacteria in our gut. Soluble fibre which is digested by the body helps to reduce blood sugar spikes which is good news for insulin balance.
Potassium is a vital electrolyte that helps the body transmit electrical signals efficiently. It also contributes to PH balance, normal water balance, muscle contractions and blood pressure. It has a variety of functions that make it a vital part of your diet.