5 Ways to Add More Minerals to Your Diet

Most of us know that we need vitamins daily, but did you know that minerals are just as important for your health? Minerals help your body with its metabolism, water balance, bone health and more. Here’s how to add them to your diet!

Calcium is needed for many different functions in the body, among them to build strong bones and teeth. Where to get it, naturally? Milk (and other dairy products), broccoli and green leaves, such as kale and spinach.

Since iron transports oxygen to all the organs in our bodies, you can often end up feeling lethargic and unable to concentrate without it. Where to get it, naturally? Green leaves, beans, peas, lentils, and tofu.

Certainly, one of the most underrated minerals, magnesium is important for muscle function and reduces tiredness and fatigue. Where to get it, naturally? Nuts, seeds, legumes, fish, and whole grains.

The ultimate fighter of infections, our dear friend zinc makes you less likely to catch a cold or the flu, and is important for skin, hair and nails. Where to get it, naturally? Shrimp, whole grains, pumpkin seeds, kidney beans, and spinach.

Iodine is important for the function of the thyroid. Where to get it, naturally? Peas, dairy products, fish, and eggs.

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