Vitamins

Nutrition and Healthy Ageing.

Neri Cristina and D’alba Lucia (2021) described ageing as a state of reduced regenerative and adaptive capacity resulting in an easier development of morbidity; they recognised that one’s prerequisite for wellbeing and having a good quality of life is to maintain an adequate nutritional status. It is important to watch the nutritional status of elderly

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Polyphenols

Polyphenols are organic compounds found abundantly in plants; they have become an emerging field of interest in nutrition in recent years. Polyphenols comprise flavonoids, phenolic acids, tannins, lignans and coumarins; they are naturally occurring compounds found largely in fruits, vegetables, cereals and beverages. Fruits like grapes, apple, pear, cherries, nuts, olives and berries contains up

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Vitamin C (Ascorbic acid)

Vitamin C is a water-soluble vitamin, antioxidant and essential co-factor for collagen biosynthesis, carnitine and catecholamine metabolism, and dietary iron absorption. Humans are unable to synthesize vitamin C, so it is strictly obtained through the dietary intake of fruits and vegetables. Citrus fruits, berries, tomatoes, potatoes, and green leafy vegetables are excellent sources of vitamin

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