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"Minerals for life"

Calcium Milk, tofu, bony fish; needed for the development and maintenance of bones and teeth, transmission of nerve impulses, muscle contraction, blood clotting
Chromium Meat,dairy products, nuts; helps regulate blood sugar
Copper Beans, nuts, seeds; needed for the production of bone and red blood cells and the absorption of iron
Fluoride Teal. fish, toothpaste; helps the strengthening of tooth enamel; helps in the prevention of cavities
Iodine Iodized salt, seafood; needed for production of thyroid hormones and normal cell function
Iron Red meat, eggs, dark vegetables; necessary for production of hemoglobin
Magnesium milk, peas, beans; needed for bone growth, metabolism, and muscle contraction
Potassium Meat, fish, beans; needed for maintenance of fluid balance, transmission nerve impulses, and muscle contraction
Phosphorus Cereals, meats, milk; needed for the bone formation and cell reproduction
Selenium tuna, meat, eggs; needed for healthy heart function antioxidant action, and healthy thyroid funtion
Sodium table salt, ham, soy sauce; needed for the regulation of water balance in cells and tissues and for transmission of nrve impulses
Sulfur meat, milk, eggs; needed for protein metabolism
Zinc seafood, meat, milk; needed for growth and healing and for production of digestive enzymes
Created by: sbe