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Minerals For Life

Health Minerals For Life

Calcium milk, dairy products, tofu, shellfish, bony fish; needed for development and maintenance of bones and teeth, transmission of nerve impulses, muscle contraction, blood clotting
Chromium meat, dairy products, whole grains, herbs, nuts, seeds; helps regulate blood sugar
Copper liver, shellfish, peas, beans, nuts, seeds; needed for the production of bone and red blood cells and the absorption of iron
Fluoride tea, fish, fluoridated toothpaste and water; 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, whole and enriched grains, dark green vegetables, peas, beans, eggs; necessary for production of hemoglobin
Magnesium milk,dairy products, green, leafy vegetables, peas, beans; needed for bone growth, metabolism, and muscle contraction
Potassium meat, poultry fish, bananas, oranges, dried fruits, potatoes, peas, beans; needed for maintenance of fluid balance, transmission of nerve impulses, and muscle contraction
Phosphorus cereals, meats, milk, poultry; needed for bone formation and cell reproduction
Selenium tuna, other seafood, whole grains, liver, meat, eggs; needed for healthy heart function, antioxidant action, and healthy thyroid function
Sodium table salt, ham, processed foods, dairy products, soy sauce; neede for regulation of water balance in cells and tissues and for transmission of nerve impulses
Sulfur meat, milk, eggs, nuts, grains; needed for protein metabolism
Zinc seafood, meat, milk, poultry, eggs; needed for growth and healing and for production of digestive enzymes
Created by: cpalmer91797