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A Simple Guide to Vitamins, Minerals and Health

A Simple Guide to Vitamins, Minerals and Health

Автором Kenneth Kee

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A Simple Guide to Vitamins, Minerals and Health

Автором Kenneth Kee

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84 pages
45 minutes
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Издано:
Nov 12, 2012
ISBN:
9781301791521
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Vitamins and Minerals are important hormones and catalysts in the general nutrition of the body.

Vitamins are organic substances which are made by plants or animals.

Minerals are inorganic substances that come from the earth; soil and water and are absorbed by plants.

Humans absorb minerals and vitamins from the plants and animals they eat.

It is important therefore to eat a balanced diet because a balanced diet will provide all the vitamins and minerals that a person need.

The five foods groups are:
1. Bread, cereals, rice, pasta, noodles
Contains carbohydrate, iron, thiamin mainly
Other nutrients are protein, fat, fiber, magnesium, zinc, riboflavin, niacin equivalents, folic acid and sodium.

2. Vegetables, legumes
Contains vitamin A (beta-carotene)
Other Nutrients are carbohydrate, fiber, magnesium, iron, vitamin C, folic acid and potassium.

3. Fruit
Contains vitamins, especially vitamin C
Other Nutrients are carbohydrate, fiber, and folic acid.

4. Milk, yoghurt, cheese
Contains calcium and protein
Other Nutrients are fat, cholesterol, carbohydrate, magnesium, zinc, riboflavin, vitamin B12, sodium and potassium..

5. Meat, fish, poultry, eggs, nuts, legumes.
Contains protein, iron, zinc
Other Nutrients are fat, cholesterol, niacin and vitamin B12..

Vitamins and minerals are nutrients that help the body to grow and develop normally.

To get adequate vitamins and minerals, eat a wide variety of nutritious foods
Eat plenty of vegetables, legumes and fruits; plenty of cereals; lean meat, fish, poultry; milks, yoghurts, cheeses and drink plenty of water

TABLE OF CONTENT

Chapter 1 Vitamins, Minerals And Health

Chapter 2 Vitamin A

Chapter 3 Vitamin C

Chapter 4 Vitamin D

Chapter 5 Vitamin E

Chapter 6 Vitamin K

Chapter 7 Vitamin B1

Chapter 8 Vitamin B2

Chapter 8 Vitamin B3

Chapter 10 Vitamin B5

Chapter 11 Vitamin B6

Chapter 12 Vitamin B7

Chapter 13 Vitamin B12

Chapter 14 Folic Acid(B9)

Chapter 15 Minerals

Издатель:
Издано:
Nov 12, 2012
ISBN:
9781301791521
Формат:
Книге

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Medical doctor since 1972.Started Kee Clinic in 1974 at 15 Holland Dr #03-102, relocated to 36 Holland Dr #01-10 in 2009.Did my M.Sc (Health Management ) in 1991 and Ph.D (Healthcare Administration) in 1993.Dr Kenneth Kee is still working as a family doctor at the age of 70.However he has reduced his consultation hours to 3 hours in the morning and 2 hours inthe afternoon.He first started writing free blogs on medical disorders seen in the clinic in 2007 on http://kennethkee.blogspot.com.His purpose in writing these simple guides was for the health education of his patients which is also his dissertation for his Ph.D (Healthcare Administration). He then wrote an autobiography account of his journey as a medical student to family doctor on his other blog http://afamilydoctorstale.blogspot.comThis autobiography account “A Family Doctor’s Tale” was combined with his early “A Simple Guide to Medical Disorders” into a new Wordpress Blog “A Family Doctor’s Tale” on http://ken-med.com.From which many free articles from the blog was taken and put together into 1000 eBooks.He apologized for typos and spelling mistakes in his earlier books.He will endeavor to improve the writing in futures.Some people have complained that the simple guides are too simple.For their information they are made simple in order to educate the patients.The later books go into more details of medical disorders.He has published 1000 eBooks on various subjects on health, 1 autobiography of his medical journey, another on the autobiography of a Cancer survivor, 2 children stories and one how to study for his nephew and grand-daughter.The purpose of these simple guides is to educate patient on health disorders and not meant as textbooks.He does not do any night duty since 2000 ever since Dr Tan had his second stroke.His clinic is now relocated to the Buona Vista Community Centre.The 2 units of his original clinic are being demolished to make way for a new Shopping Mall.He is now doing some blogging and internet surfing (bulletin boards since the 1980's) startingwith the Apple computer and going to PC.The entire PC is upgraded by himself from XT to the present Pentium duo core.The present Intel i7 CPU is out of reach at the moment because the CPU is still expensive.He is also into DIY changing his own toilet cistern and other electric appliance.His hunger for knowledge has not abated and he is a lifelong learner.The children have all grown up and there are 2 grandchildren who are even more technically advanced than the grandfather where mobile phones are concerned.This book is taken from some of the many articles in his blog (now with 740 posts) A Family Doctor’s Tale.Dr Kee is the author of:"A Family Doctor's Tale""Life Lessons Learned From The Study And Practice Of Medicine""Case Notes From A Family Doctor"

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A Simple Guide to Vitamins, Minerals and Health - Kenneth Kee

A

Simple

Guide

to

Vitamins,

Minerals

And

Health

by

Dr Kenneth Kee

M.B.,B.S. (Singapore)

Ph.D (Healthcare Administration)

Copyright Kenneth Kee 2012 Smashwords Edition

Published By Kenneth Kee at Smashwords.com

Dedication

This book is dedicated

to my wife Dorothy

and my children

Carolyn, Grace

and Kelvin

This book describes the importance of vitamins, minerals in the health in some of my patients in my Family Clinic.

This eBook is licensed for your personal enjoyment only. This eBook may not be re-sold or given away to other people. If you would like to share this book with another person, please purchase an additional copy for each reader.

If you’re reading this book and did not purchase it, or it was not purchased for your use only, then please return to Smashwords.com and purchase your own copy.

Thank you for respecting the hard work of this author.

Chapter 1

Vitamins, Minerals and Health

Vitamins and Minerals are important hormones and catalysts in the general nutrition of the body.

Vitamins are organic substances which are made by plants or animals.

Minerals are inorganic substances that come from the earth; soil and water and are absorbed by plants.

Humans absorb minerals and vitamins from the plants and animals they eat.

It is important therefore to eat a balanced diet because a balanced diet will provide all the vitamins and minerals that a person need.

The five foods groups are:

1. Bread, cereals, rice, pasta, noodles

Contains carbohydrate, iron, thiamin mainly

Other nutrients are protein, fat, fiber, magnesium, zinc, riboflavin, niacin equivalents, folic acid and sodium.

2. Vegetables, legumes

Contains vitamin A (beta-carotene)

Other Nutrients are carbohydrate, fiber, magnesium, iron, vitamin C, folic acid and potassium.

3. Fruit

Contains vitamins, especially vitamin C

Other Nutrients are carbohydrate, fiber, and folic acid.

4. Milk, yoghurt, cheese

Contains calcium and protein

Other Nutrients are fat, cholesterol, carbohydrate, magnesium, zinc, riboflavin, vitamin B12, sodium and potassium..

5. Meat, fish, poultry, eggs, nuts, legumes.

Contains protein, iron, zinc

Other Nutrients are fat, cholesterol, niacin and vitamin B12..

Vitamins and minerals are nutrients that help the body to grow and develop normally.

To get adequate vitamins and minerals, eat a wide variety of nutritious foods

Eat plenty of vegetables, legumes and fruits; plenty of cereals; lean meat, fish, poultry; milks, yoghurts, cheeses and drink plenty of water

Chapter 2

Vitamin A

What is Vitamin A?

Vitamin A (retinol) is found primarily in

1. animal sources - fish liver oil, liver , dairy products and meat.

2. vegetable sources: Vitamin A precursor (carotene) is found in green and yellow vegetables and fruits such as tomatoes, carrots. papaya, etc.

However only one third of the carotene is converted to Vitamin A.

What are the optimal requirements of Vitamin A?

Optimal requirements of Vitamin A are:

1. adults and children above puberty: 5000IU daily

2. Infants and children before puberty: 1500-2500 IU daily

What are the functions of Vitamin A?

Functions of Vitamin A:

1. Vitamin A together with protein opsin form the light-sensitive pigments in the cones and rods of the retina and is thus important for

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