The Replacement And Fortification Of Micronutrients

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The replacement and fortification of micronutrients in Milo, an iconic Kiwi drink, has gotten people increasingly interested in the fortification of food products. The fortification of foods is when the manufacturer or government has decided to add vitamins and micronutrients that humans benefit from. This includes things such as iron, which helps you metabolize proteins for creating red blood cells and haemoglobin, helping us stay alive. There are ongoing discussions and debates on this topic, whether it is good or bad to fortify products. People who consume fortified foods are presumably benefiting from these products rather than a pure source. Governments can mandate or make fortification voluntary, but the manufacturers can do so if they feel they need to.

New Zealand’s level of fluoride occurring naturally in water is very low making it unsuitable for protection of your teeth. The fluoridation of water is backed by the Ministry of Health, saying that it is a simple way to prevent tooth decay. All of our country does not fluoridate, with different councils having different opinion about the matter. Here in Nelson/Tasman area, the councils have decided not to fluoridate because there was no need to, and was overruled.
On the surface of your teeth is a layer of enamel which protects it from decay. It demineralizes, meaning that you are losing minerals to help protect, but also remineralizes daily, gaining the minerals back that you lost. The tooth loses enamel from

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