Needed for strong teeth and bones. Helps maintain normal blood/muscle/nervous system function.
Found in milk, dairy products, cabbage, broccoli, dried peas and beans.
Needed for the utilisation of iron and red blood cell development.
Found in cereal, cereal products and nuts.
Needed for the production of thyroid hormones, vital for growth, development and control of the rate of metabolism.
Found in seafood and iodised salt.
Needed for healthy red blood cells and the transportation of oxygen. Important for the proper function of muscles. Whilst it is important to have sufficient levels of iron, it is one of the minerals that must not be taken at too high a level as it may act as a pro-oxidant.
Found in lean meats, eggs, green leafy vegetables, pulses and fortified breakfast cereals.
Needed for healthy nerves/muscles and for producing energy. Also important for strong teeth and bones.
Found in green vegetables, wheat germ, soy beans, figs, corn, apples and almonds.
Needed for activating enzymes in the body and properly functioning reproductive organs.
Found in whole grain cereals, egg yolks, green vegetables, wheat germ, nuts and beans.
Present in bones and teeth as calcium salt. Needed for energy production and forms a constituent of cell membranes and nucleic acid.
Found in meat, fish, milk, cheese, eggs and cereals.
Needed for water balance and distribution, nerve, muscle and heart function.
Found in fruit and vegetables, particularly bananas and fruit juices.
Needed for its antioxidant properties, cell protection, healthy immunity and thyroid function.
Found in in meat, fish, cereals and Brazil nuts.
Needed for healthy skin, reproductive and immune systems. It helps with the metabolism of carbohydrates, protein and fat. Also helps energy production.
Found in shellfish, such as oysters, nuts, liver, kidney, egg yolks, milk and whole grain cereal.