In our last blog, we spoke about Macronutrients; what they are, and why they are essential in our diet. In this blog, we discuss Micronutrients and the differences to Macronutrients.

Micronutrients include vitamins and minerals, which are essential for the body; they are needed in smaller amounts as opposed to macronutrients, hence the name. Vitamins and minerals are critical for a variety of different functions in the body and are part of almost every process in the body.

Vitamins and minerals can be divided further into water-soluble vitamins, fat-soluble vitamins, macrominerals and trace minerals. They are necessary for a variety of functions including energy production, immune function, blood clotting, growth, bone health and fluid balance.