by Vicki Steine, LCSW
I recently had a friend ask me what vitamins or supplements he should take. He had gone to the local nutrition store and gotten overwhelmed and confused. He left without making a purchase! Then he emailed me looking for a book on the A to Z’s of vitamins.
I don’t have such a book but the conversation started me thinking. (Always a scary thing)!
There is a lot of information “out there” about vitamins, supplements, and what food choices we should make. It’s very confusing and can be overwhelming.
I thought if my friend was interested in what vitamins to take and what they do, other people would be too. So, I’m starting a series on the A-Z of vitamins and supplements. If you have any specific questions, please email me so I can do the research and share the information with everyone.
Today, I just want to cover the difference between a micro-nutrient and a macro-nutrient.
Macro-nutrients are proteins, fats, carbohydrates. These are the food categories that are body uses in large amounts.
Micro-nutrients are vitamins and minerals. Very important but needed in smaller doses.
Please email me with questions at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Recipe for the week: Jodi is my sister and a terrific cook. She is going to be joining me on this blog as a guest writer from time to time. Be on the lookout for her delicious sense of humor and wonderful recipes!
Juice from one lime
1/4 cup of honey (or less if smaller piece of fish)
1 tablespoon fresh, chopped ginger
Crushed red pepper
Squeeze juice of 1 lime over salmon fillet
Heat honey at low temp until thinned and brush on the salmon
Sprinkle fresh chopped ginger
Sprinkle crushed red pepper to taste
Grill and enjoy!
Vicki Steine, LCSW
Licensed Clinical Social Worker
DSc. Candidate of Holistic Nutrition, Hawthorn University