Micronutrient Monday: Vitamin B9 (Folate)
Vitamin B9 is also known as folate. It is one of eight water-soluble vitamins that are part of our diet. Although there are 8 B vitamins, they are not numbered 1 to 8.
Addressing Anemia with Your DietYou probably know that anemia is a condition where you do not have enough healthy red blood cells to move oxygen around your body. But I bet you did not know that there are more than 5 different types of anemia. Additionally, anemia itself is not a disease but rather...
Micronutrient Monday: Iodine
Iodine plays an essential role in the production of thyroid hormones, thyroxine (T4) and triiodothyronine (T3). Our bodies use these thyroid hormones to regulate many reactions, including building proteins and metabolism. Additionally, thyroxine and triiodothyronine are required for the proper growth and development of skeletal and nervous systems in fetuses and young children. Research also suggests that iodine supports our immune response to infections.
Our brains are the command centre of our bodies. They play a role in essentially everything we do from simple movements to storing memories and our personalities. This is why it is so important to keep our brains working at their best, and our diets can play a role in that!