8 Key Minerals Essential for Your Health

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Iron is important for growth and development and crucial in the formation of healthy blood cells, which carry oxygen around the body and, therefore, helps us to feet healthy and energetic.

Iron from animal products is easier to absorb than that from plants but if you have plenty of foods rich in vitamin C (like orange juice with your breakfast cereal), it helps enormously.

SOURCES

Liver, lean red meat, shellfish and canned fish, egg yolks, fortified breakfast cereals, dried fruit such as prunes, apricots, and figs, nuts, seeds, dark leafy greens and seaweed, baked beans and other pulses, and oat and wheat bran.

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