Minerals

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Calcium

  • Function - healthy bones and teeth, blood clotting, nerve functioning
  • Sources - milk, green veg, almonds
  • Deficiency - Rickets
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Iron

  • Function - formation of myogloblin and haemoglobin
  • Sources - red meat, green veg, chocolate
  • Deficiency - anaemia
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Sodium

  • Function - balance all water levles in cells
  • Sources - salt
  • Deficiency - death
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Potassium

  • Function - maintain water levels in cells
  • Sources - banana, milk, meat
  • Deficiency - heart attack
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Phospherus

  • Function - strong bone and teeth
  • Sources - Milk, cheese
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Zinc

  • Function - Growth and tissue repair, energy metablism, coenzyme in bodily processes
  • Sources - red meat, wholegrain cereals
  • Deficiency - N/A
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Iodine

  • Function - Produce thyroid hormones, production of thyroxin
  • Sources - iodised salt, seafood
  • Deficiency - Goitre
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