Minerals and your health.   

There are lots of essential vitamins and minerals including vitamins A, B, C, D and E and minerals such as iron, zinc, and selenium

To get the vitamins and minerals you require you must eat a wide variety of fresh foods.

Here, on this site, the focus is on Minerals. You will find:

Information to help you select foods that provide adequate daily amounts of  minerals that are required by the body and how they assist our health. The best way to ensure you get the minerals needed by your body is by eating a wide variety of foods.

Information on super foods that are packed full of minerals and vitamins and how to prepare them.

Information on each mineral including why the mineral is important for health, food sources for each mineral, recommended daily allowance for each mineral and possibly some recipes too. 



 Minerals can help you: 

  • fight stress
  • boost your immune system,
  • ward off weight gain
  • keep bones healthy
  • help muscles
  • improve brain function

 

Did you know:

Up to 6% of toddlers have iron deficiency anaemia.

 

Information on each mineral:

FOOD SOURCE

ACTION  

SYMPTOMS OF DEFICIENCY  

MORE INFO  

RDA* 

* Recommended Daily Allowance


SUPER FOOD - GINGER

Why is ginger a good food?  It contains  

The 1st three work together forming bones and helping muscles and nerves. This means if you have muscle spasms,  hypertension, muscle weakness, nausea and gastrointestinal disorders it will be helpful to eat or drink fresh ginger. 

Potassium in ginger will help prevent fragile  bones, paralysis, sterility, muscle weakness, mental confusion, kidney and heart damage. 

 
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