There are 13 essential nutrients our bodies need, they can be divided into fat-soluble and water-soluble nutrients. Both of these are absorbed differently in the body. Vitamins A, D, E and K are fat soluble whereas Vitamins B and C are water soluble.
The water-soluble vitamins, as the name suggests, dissolve in water. This means they dissolve quickly in the body. Unlike fat-soluble nutrients, the body cannot store them. Any excess amounts of water soluble nutrients simple pass through the body.
As they are needed by our body, we need to make sure we intake these on a regular basis. Water soluble vitamins include Vitamin C and the vitamin B complex: thiamin (B1), riboflavin (B2), niacin (B3), pantothenic acid (B5), Vitamin B6, biotin (B7), folic acid (B9), Vitamin B12. Vitamin A in its Beta-Carotene form is also water-soluble.
Why do we lose them?
The rich sources of water-soluble nutrients are grains, citrus fruits and peppers (red & green). If you already regularly eating these foods then you are doing it half right. But why ‘half’? Let’s find out:
Usually we include nutritious foods in our diet and think that our body is getting enough nutrients. But how that food is cooked plays an even more important role in deciding the nutritional value of food. And when it comes to water-soluble nutrients, you need to make sure they stay intact in your food while cooking.
The conventional ways of cooking involve harsh heat from metal/ceramic cookware that destroys delicate nutrients and the water-soluble nutrients are lost as steam. The result is – deficiency of these essential nutrients and as these are not stored in body, this deficiency affects normal functioning of the body.
How to keep them in food after cooking?
Luckily, yes. The secret to cooking healthy and nutritious food is using a healthy cookware. An all-natural material, pure clay is like nature’s gift to mankind for this very purpose. The heat from clay cookware is near-infrared, it is food-friendly so keeps the water-soluble nutrients intact. An ergonomically designed pure clay pot and lid can make sure the water-soluble nutrients settle on food instead of escaping the pot.
The result is – your body is nourished with healthy and nutritious food daily when cooked in pure clay. When cooked in this healthy way for a long time, the nutrition-rich food slowly improves your immune system and the improvements can be seen in all your organs. An increased stamina and lack of infections like common cold are just some of the benefits of healthy cooking.
Ready to give your body your daily dose of essential water-soluble vitamins? Start cooking in pure-clay today!