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Mineral (Nutrient)

Minerals

Minerals

 

Minerals

Minerals help in the performance of our body and are also helpful in the functioning of the body

With time mineral deficiency can cause serious health problems.

Types

There are 5 macrominerals and 9 microminerals

Macrominerals

  • Calcium
  • Phosphorus
  • Potassium
  • Magnesium
  • Common Salt

Microminerals

  • Iron
  • Zinc
  • Copper
  • Chromium
  • Fluoride
  • Iodine
  • Selenium
  • Manganese
  • Molybdenum

Sources

They are found in all food groups.
Major sources are milk, eggs, green vegetables, fruit nuts, beans etc.

Mineral Deficiency Diseases

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