In today's fast world, no one cares about healthy food; we have gotten so busy in our lives that we prefer to munch a burger or other junk food instead of worrying about its nutrient value or the hazard it is doing to the body. Saying no to vegetables is becoming a trend and people now end up going out for spicy food which has very little or mostly no health value at all.
The major food nutrients include carbohydrates, protein, fat, vitamins, and minerals; our body needs an adequate amount of all of these to function properly. Any deficiency or over dosage of any will be very harmful for us. There are certain nutrients which maintain healthy skin bones and eyes, let's have a look at them.
Protein is a macronutrient and a basic component of body-cells; It is a building block of skin, hair and nails. It helps in repairing the body tissue and protects it from wear and tear. Carbohydrates provide the body with glucose and energy.
Vitamins are enzymes that play a vital role and maintain healthy skin bones and eyes. They promote healthy bones and teeth; enhance the protection and regeneration of cells and mucous membrane, and keep the hair and nails strong. Vitamin D is very important for bones as it helps the body to absorb and utilize calcium and phosphorus which are very essential for bones and teeth.
Vitamin E is known for its ability to rejuvenate cells and maintain normal conditions to the skin tissues. It also protects red blood cells and hence keeps the body healthy. Vitamin B2 helps in protecting eyes from various damage.
Vitamin C is a very important enzyme, it is a well known antioxidant, and it helps in the synthesis of collagen which restores skin elasticity; promotes the growth and repair of cells, teeth and bones.
Vitamin A is very important for eye and skin health, as it prevents us from blindness and dry eyes and also maintains vision. It also promotes development to ensure healthy bones and teeth. Lack of it will result in dry, scaly and itchy skin, as well as hair loss and bone pains etc.
Minerals like iron, calcium, phosphorus and sodium are also important for healthy skin and over all body health. Fresh fruits and vegetables should be added to the diet plan because they are rich in essential nutrients. Excessive washing, preserving or overcooking results in wastage of water-soluble or oil soluble minerals and vitamins. Avoid that and eat healthy to maintain healthy skin bones and eyes.