Water-soluble vitamins and fat-soluble vitamins are essential nutrients your body needs to stay healthy. For optimal health, it is important to get the vitamins and minerals from a balanced and nutritious diet. Your body requires two kinds of vitamins: fat soluble vitamins (A, D, E, and K) and water-soluble vitamins (B-complex and C). There is a difference in the way they are absorbed in the body:
Fat Soluble Nutrients
These essential nutrients (VITAMINS A, D, E, AND K} are soluble in fats and are stored in your liver and fat tissues, when not in use. They are absorbed by fat globules that travel through the small intestines and into the general blood circulation within the body. Typically, only a small amount of these nutrients are needed to maintain good health but still, deficiency of vitamin D is a growing health concern.
Water Soluble Nutrients
Vitamins B and C are water-soluble, they dissolve quickly in the body. Unlike fat-soluble vitamins, they cannot be stored in the body. If you ingest them in excess, they just pass through which makes it necessary that your body gets these regularly. They keep the immune system strong and play a key role in metabolism, growth, and development. In short, they keep all your systems healthy and running.
How Can You Get Them From Everyday Food?
This may not seem like a big secret – you must add foods rich in these 13 essential fat and water-soluble nutrients to your diet. Most people are already doing it but they are still deficient in one or more of these vitamins. The reason – the nutrients are destroyed during cooking!
In conventional ways of cooking, food is subjected to harsh heat from metal cookware which destroys delicate nutrients and makes it deficient. Also, the water-soluble nutrients are typically released as steam in the open or through a vent. But if you switch to a cookware with food-friendly heat, the nutritional value of food will stay intact. An all-natural material, pure clay is perfect for this purpose. The cookware made from pure clay cooks with near-infrared heat, so there is no loss of nutrients. Steam is naturally condensed so these nutrients are preserved inside the pot.
The ergonomic design of pot and lid makes sure the steam (water-soluble vitamins), instead of being released in the open, stays within the pot and settles right back on food keeping it rich in nutrition.