Gaps In Adult Nutrition | Unilever Horlicks
Gaps in Adult Nutrition
Limited availability of vitamins and minerals (micronutrients) from diet may result into gaps in nutrition.
Our body may not always completely utilize nutrition from the food consumed. Inadequate consumption of vitamins and minerals may result in deficiencies with no visible symptoms, affecting health in the long-term. Multiple factors determine the availability of vitamins and minerals from the diet.
- Vitamin B-complex, Vitamin C and Vitamin A are commonly lost during cooking and processing of food
- Calcium, Iron and Zinc are not completely absorbed by the body after ingestion, and so only a fraction of what is ingested is available for utilization
- Anti-oxidant nutrients such as phytic acid, oxalates, flavonoids and tannins can interfere with the absorption of micronutrients such as iron, zinc and calcium