Food & Diet

Good Food Sources of Minerals

By February 11, 2017 January 28th, 2020 No Comments

We all need minerals, as they are essential for all the chemical processes required for the human body to function properly. In fact, minerals play a more important role in our good health than vitamins! Without minerals, vitamins are useless.

One way to ensure adequate daily amounts of trace and other minerals is by eating the following foods:

Calcium – Milk, yogurt, hard cheeses, fortified cereals, spinach

Chromium – Meats, poultry, fish, whole-grain breads

Copper – Seafood, nuts, seeds, wheat-bran cereals, whole grains

Iron – Beans, lentils, beef, eggs, fortified cereals

Magnesium – Green leafy vegetables, Brazil nuts, almonds, soybeans, halibut, quinoa

Phosphorus – Dairy products, peas, meat, eggs

Potassium – Sweet potatoes, bananas, yogurt, yellow fin tuna, soybeans

Selenium – Organ meats, seafood, Brazil nuts

Zinc – Red meats, some seafood, fortified cereals