Plant-Based Vitamins/Minerals Course

Welcome to the fascinating journey of understanding the essential nutrients vital for human health and wellness. In this comprehensive course on vitamins and minerals, we explore the intricate roles these micronutrients play in maintaining physiological functions and promoting optimal health.

Our course is designed to provide you with a holistic understanding of vitamins, minerals, phytochemicals, and their sources in plant-based foods. We will cover various aspects, including:

Vitamins Delve into the world of vitamins, essential organic compounds crucial for various biochemical reactions in the body. From fat-soluble vitamins like A, D, E, and K to water-soluble vitamins including vitamin C and the B-complex group, explore their roles in immunity, energy metabolism, and overall health maintenance.

Minerals Explore minerals, inorganic elements essential for structural support, enzymatic activities, and maintaining fluid balance. Topics include major minerals such as calcium, magnesium, potassium, and trace minerals like iron, zinc, and selenium. Understand their roles in bone health, muscle function, and cellular processes.

Phytochemicals Discover phytochemicals, bioactive compounds found in plant-based foods that contribute to their color, flavor, and health benefits. Explore phytonutrients such as flavonoids, carotenoids, and polyphenols, known for their antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and disease-fighting properties.

Fruits Examine the nutrient profiles of various fruits rich in vitamins, minerals, fiber, and phytochemicals. From berries and citrus fruits to tropical varieties, learn how fruits contribute to cardiovascular health, skin vitality, and immune function.

Vegetables Study the diverse array of vegetables providing essential vitamins, minerals, and phytochemicals. Topics include leafy greens, cruciferous vegetables, root vegetables, and more, emphasizing their roles in digestive health, detoxification, and disease prevention.

Nuts and Seeds Explore the nutritional benefits of nuts and seeds, packed with vitamins, minerals, healthy fats, and phytochemicals. Understand their contributions to brain health, cardiovascular support, and inflammation reduction in a plant-based diet.

Whole Grains Investigate whole grains such as quinoa, brown rice, oats, and whole wheat, rich in vitamins, minerals, fiber, and phytochemicals. Learn how these grains support sustained energy, digestive health, and disease prevention.

Legumes Analyze legumes like beans, lentils, chickpeas, and soy products, as valuable sources of plant-based protein, fiber, vitamins, and minerals. Explore their roles in muscle maintenance, blood sugar regulation, and cholesterol management.

Herbs and Spices Examine the nutritional and medicinal benefits of herbs like basil, parsley, and cilantro, and spices such as turmeric, ginger, and cinnamon. Understand their antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and antimicrobial properties in enhancing flavor and health.

By the end of this course, students will:

  • Develop a comprehensive understanding of vitamins, minerals, and phytochemicals and their roles in human health.
  • Identify and evaluate plant-based sources of essential nutrients and their impact on nutritional adequacy.
  • Analyze the health benefits of consuming a diverse range of plant-based foods, including fruits, vegetables, nuts, seeds, whole grains, legumes, herbs, and spices.
  • Apply knowledge of vitamins and minerals to recommend balanced and nutrient-rich dietary plans.
  • Integrate principles of plant-based nutrition into health promotion and disease prevention strategies.

Embark on this enlightening journey into the realm of vitamins and minerals found in plant-based foods. Gain the knowledge and skills necessary to promote health, prevent disease, and optimize nutrition through informed dietary choices. Join us in unraveling the nutritional treasures of fruits, vegetables, nuts, seeds, whole grains, legumes, herbs, and spices, and discover their profound impact on human health and wellness.

Course Information

Estimated Time: 220 hours

Difficulty: Beginner

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Course Instructor

David W Brown David W Brown Founder/Instructor

One Time Payment

$395.00
  • Introduction
  • Vitamins
    • Vitamin A
    • Vitamin B1 (Thiamine)
    • Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin)
    • Vitamin B3 (Niacin)
    • Vitamin B5 (Pantothenic acid)
    • Vitamin B6 (Pyridoxine)
    • Vitamin B7 (Biotin)
    • Vitamin B9 (Folate or Folic acid)
    • Vitamin B12 (Cobalamin)
    • Vitamin C (Ascorbic acid)
    • Vitamin D (Calciferol)
    • Vitamin E (Tocopherol)
    • Vitamin K (Phylloquinone)
  • Minerals
    • Inorganic Elements
    • Calcium
    • Chloride
    • Cobalt
    • Copper
    • Fluoride
    • Iodine
    • Iron
    • Magnesium
    • Manganese
    • Molybdenum
    • Phosphorus
    • Potassium
    • Selenium
    • Sodium
    • Sulfur
    • Zinc
  • Phytochemicals
    • Ally sulfides
    • Amygdalin
    • Anthocyanins
    • Anthraquinones
    • Apigenin
    • Astaxanthin
    • Betaine
    • Betalains
    • Bromelains
    • Caffeic acid
    • Capsaicinoids
    • Carnosic acid
    • Carotenoids
    • Catechins
    • Chlorophyll
    • Coumarins
    • Curcuminoids
    • Cyanidin
    • Ellagic acid
    • Epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG)
    • Fisetin
    • Flavonoids
    • Genistein
    • Gingerol
    • Glycyrrhizin
    • Gossypol
    • Kaempferol
    • Limonoids
    • Lignans
    • Lutein
    • Luteolin
    • Lycopene
    • Naringenin
    • Oleuropein
    • Picrosides
    • Phenolic acids
    • Phloridzin
    • Phytosterols
    • Phytoestrogens
    • Piperine
    • Pterostibene
    • Punic acid
    • Quercetin
    • Resveratrol
    • Rutin
    • Saponins
    • Shibuol
    • Sulforaphane
    • Tannins
    • Zeaxanthin
  • Fruits
    • Acai
    • Apple
    • Apricot
    • Avocado
    • Banana
    • Blackberry
    • Blueberry
    • Boysenberry
    • Cantaloupe
    • Cherry
    • Clementine
    • Coconut
    • Cranberry
    • Currant
    • Dates
    • Dragonfruit
    • Durian
    • Elderberry
    • Fig
    • Grapes
    • Grapefruit
    • Guava
    • Honeydew
    • Huckleberry
    • Jackfruit
    • Kumquat
    • Lemon
    • Lime
    • Lychee
    • Mango
    • Mangosteen
    • Nectarine
    • Orange
    • Papaya
    • Passionfruit
    • Peach
    • Pear
    • Persimmon
    • Pineapple
    • Plum
    • Pomegranate
    • Quince
    • Raspberry
    • Starfruit
    • Strawberry
    • Tamarillo
    • Tamarind
    • Tangerine
    • Ugli fruit
    • Watermelon
  • Vegetables
    • Artichoke
    • Arugula
    • Asparagus
    • Beetroot
    • Bell Pepper
    • Bok Choy
    • Broccoli
    • Brussels Sprouts
    • Cabbage
    • Carrot
    • Cauliflower
    • Celery
    • Chard
    • Chicory
    • Collard Greens
    • Corn
    • Cucumber
    • Eggplant
    • Endive
    • Fennel
    • Garlic
    • Green beans
    • Kale
    • Kohlrabi
    • Leek
    • Lettuce
    • Mushroom (portabella)
    • Okra
    • Onion
    • Parsnip
    • Peas
    • Potato
    • Pumpkin
    • Purslane
    • Radicchio
    • Radish
    • Rhubarb¬†
    • Romaine Lettuce
    • Shallot
    • Spinach
    • Squash
    • Sweet Potato¬†
    • Tomato
    • Turnip
    • Water Chestnut
    • Watercress
    • Zucchini
  • Nuts
    • Almonds
    • Brazil Nuts
    • Cashews
    • Chestnut
    • Ginkgo Nuts
    • Hazelnuts
    • Macadamia Nuts
    • Peanuts
    • Pecans
    • Pine Nuts
    • Pistachios
    • Walnuts
  • Seeds
    • Amaranth Seeds
    • Chia Seeds
    • Coriander Seeds
    • Cumin Seeds
    • Fennel Seeds
    • Flax Seeds
    • Hemp Seeds
    • Mustard Seeds
    • Poppy Seeds
    • Pumpkin Seeds
    • Sesame Seeds
    • Sunflower Seeds
  • Whole Grains
    • Amaranth
    • Barley
    • Brown Rice
    • Buckwheat
    • Bulgur
    • Farro
    • Kamut
    • Millet
    • Oats
    • Quinoa
    • Rye
    • Sorghum
    • Teff
    • Triticale
    • Whole Wheat
  • Legumes
    • Adzuki Beans
    • Black Beans
    • Black-eyed Peas
    • Butter Beans
    • Cannellini Beans
    • Chickpeas (Garbanzo)
    • Fava Beans
    • Great Northern Beans
    • Lentils
    • Lima Beans
    • Kidney Beans
    • Mung Beans
    • Navy Beans
    • Pinto Beans
    • Soy Beans
    • Split Peas
  • Herbs/Spices
    • Allspice
    • Anise
    • Basil
    • Bay leaf
    • Black Pepper
    • Cardamom
    • Caraway
    • Cayenne Pepper
    • Celery Seed
    • Chili Powder
    • Chives
    • Cinnamon
    • Cloves
    • Coriander
    • Cumin
    • Curry Powder
    • Dill
    • Fenugreek
    • Garlic Powder
    • Ginger
    • Mace
    • Marjoram
    • Nutmeg
    • Onion Powder
    • Paprika
    • Parsley
    • Red Pepper Flakes
    • Rosemary
    • Saffron
    • Sage
    • Tarragon
    • Thyme
    • Turmeric
    • Vanilla
    • White Pepper