All you need to know about vitamins and minerals your body needs every day:
- daily values,
- non-animal sources,
- health benefits.
Daily value: None established
Non-animal sources: asparagus, bananas, Brussels sprouts, cauliflower, garlic, kale, legumes, mushrooms, onions, whole grains.
Sulphur helps to maintain healthy joints, skin, hair, nails and connective tissues. This mineral is important for metabolism and anti-oxidant defense systems. Sulfur deficiency may be a contributing factor in obesity, heart disease, Alzheimer’s disease or chronic fatigue.
Daily value: 1.5 milligrams
Non-animal sources: cashews, cereals, legumes, oatmeal, peas, pine nuts, pistachios, potatoes, sesame seeds, sunflower seeds, tahini, whole grains.
Apart from taking part in energy production, thiamine is needed for healthy skin, hair, eyes, and liver. It help the nervous system and brain work properly. Thiamine deficiency leads to beriberi or Wernicke-Korsakoff syndrome with such symptoms as: severe fatigue, degeneration of cardiovascular, nervous, muscular, and gastrointestinal systems.
Daily value: 15 milligrams
Non-animal sources: cocoa, green peas, nuts, oats, pumpkin seeds, sesame seeds, spinach, whole grains.
Zinc is important for a healthy immune system, making new cells and enzymes, growth, development, taste, smell, using the carbohydrate, fat and protein in food. It helps to keep skin, hair and nails in a good condition. Zinc has also antioxidant properties.