Guide to Nutrition and Free Vitamins and Minerals
Guide to Nutrition and Free Vitamins and Minerals is a must for any food consumer interested in great health!
Did you know that the first vitamins were only discovered in 1913?
In the 1960s a list of food components and nutrients was completed including 50 substances and 22 types of amino acids (from proteins) for nutrition.
Surprise! During the 1980s hundred of plant-based components called phytonutrients were discovered through chemical analysis.
A component is a chemical substance present in food:
Natural as in the case of nutrients
Accidental- as in the case of biological and chemical contaminants.
Intentional-as with additives. Today biological and chemical contaminates are intentional.
How do food processing and preservation impact vitamin and mineral content? Find out in this illustrated guide!