Six Important Minerals for Our Body

Eunice Tan By Eunice Tan, 11th Apr 2011 | Follow this author | RSS Feed | Short URL
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We need these six minerals for our health. What are the minerals?

Six Important Minerals for Our Body

I make this article short and easy to be remembered. Below are six important minerals that have important benefits for body health:

1. Calcium (Ca)
Calcium is needed to build and protect the bone and teeth. We need calcium everyday.
The sources of calcium are: milk, cheese, broccoli and green vegetables.

2. Selenium (Se)
Selenium is needed to reduce the damage in cells. It prevents the aging process, needed for skin and hair health. The sources of selenium are nut and fish.

3. Chromium (Cr)
Chromium is needed to control the blood sugar and it can help to fight arteriosclerosis.
The sources of chromium are black pepper, wheat bread, cow liver and cheese.

4. Magnesium (Mg)
Magnesium is needed in metabolism process, especially to absorb nutrient. Supplement of magnesium together with vitamin B6 can reduce pre-menstruation syndrome. The sources of magnesium are nut, shrimp, soya bean, wheat and green

5. Iron (Fe)
Iron is needed to carry oxygen in the blood. Iron is urgent component for many enzymes in the body. The sources of iron are liver, kidney, egg yolk and chocolate.

6. Zinc (Zn)
Zinc is needed to grow, fertility and immunity system. This mineral is needed during pregnancy. The sources of zinc are ginger, red meat, cow liver, egg yolk, nut, and low fat milk.


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author avatar Denise O
14th Apr 2011 (#)

For one thing, thank you for reminding me to take my supplements. This is a very good list of all things we should strive to put in us, every day. Thank you for sharing.:)

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