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Sanjeet Singh is the content writer at Home Healthy Recipes writes about Food, Health & Lifestyle. He is an avid reader and enjoys writing content about a healthy lifestyle. In his leisure time, Sanjeet loves to enjoy nature's photography.

Chlorine is one of the important electrolytes present in the body. Chlorine acts as electrolytes and responsible for carrying signals between the brain and different parts of the body and vice-versa. Its presence in the body regulates the water content of the cells. In addition to sodium, chlorine plays a very important role in transferring neuro signals. We seldom heard that chlorine is poisonous and is harmful to our body however, an appropriate quantity of this element is required for the proper functioning of the human body.   Functions of Chlorine Chlorine is a negatively charged ion and helps in the…

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Fluorine is an essential trace mineral essential for the solidification of cones and teeth when present in small amounts in drinking water. The most abundant form of fluorine is the fluoride ion (F-) which is present in nature in the association of other minerals. Compared to other essential minerals, fluoride ion has both positive and negative impacts on human health. Neither deficiency is good for health nor the excess which may lead to fluoride toxicity. Chronic exposure to an excess concentration of fluoride may lead to tooth decay, osteoporosis, impaired kidney functions, reproductive organs, nerve, and muscle. It is also observed to…

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Sodium, magnesium, chloride, and potassium are the major constituents of electrolytes in our body which are responsible for transmitting nerve signals, regulating water and muscle contractions. Potassium imbalance may have deadly consequences, it may lead to brain dysfunction, muscle cramps, and twitching. However, it can be prevented with various measures such as including potassium-rich food items in diet and medical supplements.   Functions of Potassium Potassium is a positively charged ion and maintains the acid-base balance in the body. The major functions of potassium are transmitting nerve signals. Potassium ions act as neurotransmitters and responsible for carrying information from one part of the…

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We are often clouded by several questions regarding our health. How to be healthy? What are the nutrients and how often these nutrients are required? What are the benefits and side effects of these nutrients? All these questioned must be answered to understand the building blocks of healthy life. Like other nutrients, Zinc is an essential trace mineral that is responsible for the growth and development of children and boosting of immunity. What is Zinc Deficiency? The deficiency of zinc in the human body may be caused by several factors. Some of the factors include prolonged deprivation of zinc-rich diet, malabsorption…

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Vitamin K is a fat-soluble micronutrient that is essential for making proteins for healthy bones and tissues. It synthesises the protein responsible for blood clotting and protects against severe bleeding. The proper functioning of vitamin K in the human body depends upon the adequacy of vitamin E in our system which regulates the uses of vitamin K. Small quantity of vitamin K is also formed by bacteria in the small intestine however, a major source of vitamin K are green leafy vegetables and animal-derived products (1, 2). Types of Vitamin K There are 2 types of Vitamin K (2, 3): Vitamin K1:…

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Vitamin E is a fat-soluble micronutrient that is essential for boosting immunity and prevents cell damage. It is naturally found in some of the food however, it can also be added to foods during fortification and we can also have supplements. Naturally occurring vitamin E is found in 8 chemical forms out of which only alpha-tocopherol is known to suffice human requirement (1). Types of Vitamin E There are 8 types of naturally occurring vitamin E and it can be categorized into two groups (1): Tocopherol Group: Alpha-, Beta-, Gamma- and Delta-tocopherol Tocotrienol Group: Alpha-, Beta-, Gamma- and Delta-tocotrienol What…

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Vitamin C is a very important micronutrient essential for maintaining bone, teeth, cartilage health. Persistent vitamin C deficiency is the major cause of scurvy among the human population. Vitamin C is also known as ascorbic acid and it is not produced by the body. The inability of internal production forces us to rely on external sources of vitamin C (1, 2).  What is Vitamin C Deficiency? Vitamin C deficiency is a health condition caused by prolonged deprivation of Vitamin C. It may be caused by inadequate intake of a Vitamin C-rich diet and malabsorption due to preexisting health conditions like gastrointestinal…

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Vitamin A deficiency is the major cause of preventable blindness in children and increases the risk of death from severe infections. It is very commonly found in poor countries like African and South-Asian countries. Vitamin A is the most important micronutrient which is commonly known as retinol. It is responsible for maintaining healthy eyesight, cellular differentiation, resistance against infections, epithelial integrity, red blood cell production, and reproduction (1, 2).  What is Vitamin A Deficiency? Vitamin A deficiency is a health condition caused by prolonged deprivation of a vitamin A-rich diet. It may be caused by inadequate intake of vitamin A-rich diet,…

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We were often told to have a balanced diet; do you know why? Micronutrients are essential for the proper functioning of the mind and body which can’t be obtained from a single source. It can only be received from various sources.  Vitamin B is a water-soluble nutrient which performs the various function in our body like cell function and metabolism, conversion of nutrients into energy and many more. Its deficiency causes several ill effects like palpitations, tinnitus, paranesthesia, depressions, dementia, glossitis.  Types of Vitamin B Vitamin B1 (Thiamine) Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin) Vitamin B3 (Niacin) Vitamin B5 (Pantothenic Acid) Vitamin B6…

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Vitamin D deficiency syndrome is very common across the population of urban cities. It is also known as a lifestyle disease. Vitamin D is the most important micronutrient which is commonly known as Ergocalciferol. It is responsible for maintaining bone, teeth, muscle, and intestinal health. It causes rare bone disease rickets in children (1, 2).  Types of Vitamin D Vitamin D2 (Ergocalciferol): Obtained from dietary vegetable sources and oral supplements Vitamin D3 (Cholecalciferol): Obtained primarily from skin exposure to ultraviolet B (UVB) radiation in sunlight What is Vitamin D Deficiency? Vitamin D deficiency is a health condition caused by long-term inadequacy…

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