Minerals & Vitamins

canstockphoto15376194Most food products contain some form of minerals and vitamins essential in certain quantities for ones body to extract from what we consume.  The value of these minerals and vitamins can be high or low and by knowing what they are we can measure and value in what food stuff to find these for ones body to use.

Vitamins

Rabbit meat is high in vitamin B12 needed by the central nervous system and metabolism to function properly. It also plays a big role in the formation of red blood cells.  By consuming rabbit meat as part of ones diet and as a 85 gram portion it provides more than enough of the B12 vitamin intake that the body requires on a daily basis.  Your body has the ability to store a few years’ worth of vitamin B-12, so eating rabbit supplies you with not just your daily requirements, but a little extra as well.

Rabbit meat is also a good source of vitamin B3 that assists the body in converting carbohydrates to energy. This essentially means that it can aid the body in loosing weight.  The same 85 gram portion also includes about 35 % of the bodies daily required of vitamin B3 and is commonly known as niacin.  This vitamin also is used to produce a variety of sex hormones by the body.

Minerals

Rabbit meat also contains quite a bit of selenium.  This mineral is used by ones body to stimulate sperm production and create antioxidants.  The same 85 gram portion gives the body about 45 % of its daily requirement of selenium and this can combat hardening of the arteries, as well as cancers such as stomach, lung, prostate and skin cancer.

The same 85 gram  serving also provides you with about 22 % of the phosphorus you need in your daily diet. This mineral influences your body’s ability to use carbohydrates and fats, as well as the repair of cells and tissues.

Nutritional Assessment