Why Folic Acid is an essential micronutrient

By-Nutrition Expert:Meena Ganagani,Practicing Clinical Nutritionist,Mumbai. “Folate is the natural form of vitamin B9 in food, while folic acid is a synthetic form“ The Immune System As humans age, the risk and severity of infections vary in line with immune competence according to how the immune system develops, matures, and declines. Several factors influence the immune system and its competence,Continue reading “Why Folic Acid is an essential micronutrient”

When life gives you lemons, increase your immunity with Vitamin C

By Nutrition Expert – Trupti Gurav,Mumbai. Ascorbic Acid is a natural water-soluble vitamin also called as vitamin C. Ascorbic acid is a potent reducing and antioxidant agent that functions in fighting bacterial infections, in detoxifying reactions, and in the formation of collagen in fibrous tissue, teeth, bones, connective tissue, skin, and capillaries.  Vitamin C contributes toContinue reading “When life gives you lemons, increase your immunity with Vitamin C”

Role of Vitamin B6 in Immunity

Nutrition Expert: Saba Shaikh, Practising Clinical Nutritionist, Mumbai. Email: saba.shaikh230@yahoo.in Pyridoxine (Vitamin B6) Pyridoxine is the 4-methanol form of vitamin B6, an important water-soluble vitamin that is naturally present in many foods. As its classification as a vitamin implies, Vitamin B6 (pyridoxine) is essential nutrient required for normal functioning of many biological systems within theContinue reading “Role of Vitamin B6 in Immunity”

Vitamin-D: Need of an hour for strenghtening immunity!

Nutrition Expert: Sana Saiyed, practicing clinical nutritionist, Mumbai. Calcium is the most abundant mineral in the body, with about 99 percent of it stored in the bones and teeth. Your immune system begins in your gut, all the different bacteria that live there are called the gut-micro biome. When your gut is healthy, it’s fullContinue reading “Vitamin-D: Need of an hour for strenghtening immunity!”

Need of Zinc for a Robust Immunity

By: Pallavi Vathiar. Practicing Clinical Nutritionist, Mumbai. Email: fihealthie@gmail.com “When we are supposed to protect ourselves from the virus from outside, we need to protect ourselves beginning right from within our body by strengthening the immune system.” Importance of Boosting Immunity: A robust and properly functioning immune system helps you go about daily life asContinue reading “Need of Zinc for a Robust Immunity”

Thiamine Mononitrate (Vitamin B1) – Benefits, Deficiency, Sources, Recommendation.

Nutrition Expert- Saba Shaikh, Practicing Clinical Nutritionist, Mumbai. Immune System The role of the immune system — a collection of structures and processes within the body is to protect against disease or other potentially damaging foreign bodies. When functioning properly, the immune system identifies a variety of threats, including viruses, bacteria and parasites, and distinguishesContinue reading “Thiamine Mononitrate (Vitamin B1) – Benefits, Deficiency, Sources, Recommendation.”

We need chromium too

Nutrition Expert: Sana Saiyed, practicing clinical nutritionist, Mumbai Chromium is a naturally occurring heavy metal and is an essential micronutrient required to promote the action of insulin in body tissues so that the body can use sugars, proteins and fats. Role of chromium in immunity Chromium is very important for the immune system to fightContinue reading “We need chromium too”

Vitamin A – not only for vision

By Nutrition Expert – Trupti Gurav,Mumbai. The immune system has been described as a function of our body’s defence and as a major communication system between tissues, organs, and organic systems. Immunity is the balanced state of multicellular organisms having adequate biological defences to fight infection, disease, or other unwanted biological invasion, while having adequateContinue reading “Vitamin A – not only for vision”

Vitamin B12 – 12 Benefits

By-Nutrition Expert:Meena Ganagani,Practicing Clinical Nutritionist,Mumbai. “Vitamin B12 is a water-soluble vitamin that is naturally present in some foods, added to others, and available as a dietary supplement“ Why immune system is essential for our health The immune system keeps a record of every microbe it has ever defeated, in types of white blood cells (B- andContinue reading “Vitamin B12 – 12 Benefits”

Hidden Benefits of Magnesium

By: Pallavi Vathiar. Practicing Clinical Nutritionist, Mumbai. Email: fihealthie@gmail.com “Micronutrients are important to boost immunity in which the lack of a single nutrient leads directly to a specific ailment.” Importance of Immunity. The immune system protects the body against disease or other potentially damaging foreign bodies. It identifies and attacks a variety of threats, includingContinue reading “Hidden Benefits of Magnesium”