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Micro/Macronutrition

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THE MICRONUTRIENTS

1. Fatty acids (constitutents of the lipids)

The following distribution is presently acknowledged :

• 1/3 of saturated fatty acids (SFA) of animal origin
• 1/3 of monounsaturated acids (MUA) of vegetable origin
• 1/3 of polyunsaturated fatty acids (PFA) of vegetable origin and cold water fatty fish.

The polyunsaturated fatty acids are divided into omega-6 and omega-3. The ideal ratio is 5 omega-6 for 1 omega-3 The omega-3s are divided into EPA (Eicosapentaenoic acid and DHA (Docosahexaenoic acid).

The recommended daily intake of DHA is 120 mg. For EPA, it is not yet determined.

Present nutritional surveys show :

• An excess of fatty acids of animal origin
• An excess of omega-6 since the ratio of 5 x omega-6 over 1 x omega-3 is in reality from 15 to 20 over 1.

This double imbalance Fatty acidsOmega-6 / Omega-3 has serious consequences for the cardiovascular system and contributes to an inflammatory condition and chronic allergies.

2. Trace elements, Vitamins and Minerals

Precise consumption values are given by the tables edited by the national health authorities and define the Recommended Nutritional Intakes (R.N.I).

3. Amino acids (constituents of the proteins)

8 Amino Acids are indispensable as the body cannot synthesize them.
So the diet must provide them, with the risk of serious deficiency adversely affecting the general state of health.

To have a balanced quantity of indispensable amino acids, it is essential to balance the sources of proteins between animal and vegetable proteins. In the case of vegetarian diets, an additional source of certain essential amino acids, as well as trace elements and vitamins, is indispensable.

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