Top 16 Minerals Important In Our Body

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What are Minerals?

Minerals are called micronutrients. The body needs micronutrients in smaller amounts than Carbohydrates, Protein, or fats. Similarly, Minerals do not provide energy (calories), but they help to release energy from Carbohydrates, Proteins, and Fats.

16 essential Minerals:

  1. Calcium
  2. Phosphorus
  3. Potassium
  4. Sulfur
  5. Sodium
  6. Chloride
  7. Magnesium
  8. Iron
  9. Zinc
  10. Copper
  11. Manganese
  12. Iodine
  13. Selenium
  14. Molybdenum
  15. Chromium
  16.  Fluoride

Minerals play important roles in:

  • maintaining blood pressure
  • fluid & electrolyte balance
  • bone health
  • making new cells
  • delivering oxygen to cells
  • contributing to normal muscle
  • nerve functioning

Minerals are cosmopolitan in foods, with specific minerals being found in certain foods. By eating a spread of nutrient-dense foods from the 5 food groups, you’ll have a mineral-rich diet.

 

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