Nutritional Requirements For Adults

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    Nutritional Values for Immune System

    Looking for nutritional requirements for adults to ensure a healthier lifestyle. Look no further with Yummy Tummy Nutrition providing you with exactly the information you require. This is especially when it comes to helping to reduce the risk of diet-related diseases and to build a healthy immune system.


    The micronutrients which are important for the normal functioning of the immune system include; Vitamin A, Vitamin B6, Vitamin B12, Vitamin C, Vitamin D, Folate, Copper, Selenium, Iron and Zinc. Below is slightly more in-depth information on specific micronutrients, the common cold and the immune system.


    Zinc – this is my top nutrient when it comes to colds. For children at least, zinc may reduce the likelihood of getting a cold. Research also shows zinc may be able to reduce the length of a cold in adults. Zinc can stop viruses from replicating and zinc supplementation within 24 hours of the onset of symptoms has been found to reduce the duration of the common cold in healthy adults. Zinc lozenges, in particular, have been widely studied in adults, and there is a significant reduction in the duration of a cold when using these from the start of a cold. However, zinc lozenges and supplements can have quite a bitter taste and can make some people feel nauseous.


    Vitamin C is well-known for its role in the immune system. Vitamin C deficiency can make you more susceptible to infections. However, it’s a role in preventing or reducing the duration of the common cold is not clear cut. For the general population, there appears to be no significant benefit to taking vitamin C supplements on a regular basis to prevent the common cold. However, under certain conditions, vitamin C supplementation may be of benefit. For example, vitamin C supplementation helps to reduce the number of colds people who are more physically active suffer. This is likely to be because exercise increases oxidative stress and vitamin C in the body is used to reduce this oxidative stress, making the vitamin C less available to fight off infections. Individuals who are marginally deficient in vitamin C have also been shown to have a reduced incidence of colds when supplemented with vitamin C. However, vitamin C intakes are generally quite good in the UK.

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