Minerals and Why We Need Them

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We have taken a look at vitamins, and now we move on to minerals in our series Vitamins and Minerals from A to Zinc. There are about 3,800 known minerals, 21 of which are essential to the healthy functioning of the human body. An essential mineral is any mineral required by the body for health, that cannot be produced by the body and so has to be provided by your diet. Some minerals, such as lead, are toxic to humans.

Essential minerals can be classified into two groups, microminerals and macrominerals. Continue reading “Minerals and Why We Need Them”

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