You can find minerals in food as well as taking supplements.

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It is not difficult to get the minerals in food that you need.

It is very easy to make sure that you get the minerals that you need. They are found in lots of certain foods.


This is essential for the human body. Especially for the brain and nervous system.

It also helps to strengthen the arteries and protect the blood vessels along with helping the heart to function better.

Too little potassium in your diet can cause fatigue and high blood pressure.

Eating foods rich in potassium can help to lower blood pressure.

It is found in apricots, meat, fish and poultry.


Regulates blood volume and blood pressure. Drinking it along with other minerals can help someone who is suffering from dehydration.

A lot of foods contain sodium. Too much can lead to high blood pressure.


This mineral is essential for a healthy diet. It plays an important role in building healthy strong bones.

Lack of calcium can lead to osteoporosis.

Calcium is found in dairy products, nuts, seeds, beans, figs, quinoa, broccoli and kale.


This mineral has several important functions in the human body. It helps carry oxygen to the lungs and keeps your energy up.

Lack of iron can lead to anemia, which causes the muscles to be starved of oxygen leading to tiredness and lethargy.

Other symptoms are hair loss, brittle nails and irritability. Before iron deficiency can be treated the cause has to be found.

It is found in red meat, poultry, lentils, beans, leafy vegetables, nuts, tofu and chickpeas.


It is a mineral that is needed in the human body that helps with red blood cell and bone formation.

It is found in meat, fish, poultry, seafood, nuts, bread, chocolate, beer, cider, coconut and mushrooms.


A mineral that helps protect the cells. Too much can be toxic.

It is found in meat, seafood and cereals.


A mineral used in growth and development.

It is found in meat and cereal.

So these are the benefits of minerals that are needed in the human body.

It is a good idea to make sure that you are getting the minerals needed to be healthy.

This is done by eating a healthy diet and also taking some mineral supplements.

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