London, UK (PRWEB UK) 25 December 2013
The health centre of a commune in northern Ha Tinh Province has suspended a staff member for mistakenly distributing seed beans to children instead of vitamin A tablets, Tuoitre News reported December 4th. According to the article, “Nurse suspended for giving beans instead of vitamins to kids,” suspended employee Vo Viet Hung, a nurse at the centre of Cam Trung Commune, has also been required to submit a report regarding the incident. Commenting on Hung’s mistake, Tran Huy Nghia, director of the Cam Xuyen District Preventive Health Centre, noted, ‘It is incredible. It is very easy to differentiate between a bean and a medicine tablet. This can be done easily by any untrained people.’ (http://tuoitrenews.vn/society/15712/nurse-suspended-for-giving-beans-instead-of-vitamins-to-kids)
Following on from this, Yourwellness Magazine explored dietary sources of vitamins and minerals. Yourwellness Magazine explained, ‘Although pills seem like the easy fix for your wellbeing, the truth is there’s no substitute for diet and nutrition wellness. Sure, you need vitamins and minerals to keep your body functioning at its best – after all, these nutrients are essential in building strong bones; improving brainpower, mood, and memory; and possibly helping the immune system ward off ailments both large and small.’ (http://www.yourwellness.com/2013/12/necessary-nutrients-eat-vitamins-minerals/#sthash.iu37qmgz.dpuf)
Yourwellness Magazine detailed seven vitamins and minerals and where to find them:
1. Calcium: This mineral is necessary for bone health, and is found in milk, yoghurt, spinach, and figs.
2. Vitamin D: Not only is this vitamin needed to absorb calcium, a vitamin D deficiency can lead to osteoporosis, certain cancers, multiple sclerosis, type 1 diabetes, and other chronic illnesses. Vitamin D is attained through sunlight on the skin, salmon, or fortified milk.
3. Vitamins B6 and B12: These vitamins are vital for the functioning of the blood, nerves, and the immune system, and not getting enough could increase risk for heart disease and stroke. Sources include yoghurt, bananas, sunflower seeds, and roast beef.
4. Folic Acid (Folate): This B vitamin helps to prevent neural-tube birth defects, such as spina bifida, and deficiencies can increase your risk of certain cancers, heart disease, and stroke. Sources include fortified breakfast cereal, peas, spinach, and asparagus.
5. Vitamin C: This is good for the immune system and boosting “good” HDL cholesterol. Food sources include strawberries, oranges, red and green peppers, Brussel sprouts, broccoli, spinach and kale.
6. Vitamin E: As a powerful antioxidant, vitamin E helps eye health and prevents Alzheimer’s disease. Sources include raw broccoli and sunflower seeds.
7. Iron: To prevent anaemia, eat spinach, lentils and red meat.
To find out more, visit the gateway to living well at http://www.yourwellness.com.