There are a number of essential minerals and crucial nutrition factors that the body does not produce or we need in additional amounts as we become adults. Here are some of the more important ones:
• Omega-3. Omega-3s are healthy fats that protect against heart disease, cancer, and stroke.
• The mineral most people know about is iron, as the lack of it can lead to fatigue and more serious health problems. Others are:
• Water. That’s right, water.
• Eating Right.
There are five main mineral deficiencies: calcium, iron, magnesium, potassium, and zinc. A deficiency often happens slowly over time and can be caused by a number of reasons – an increased need for a mineral, lack of the mineral in the diet, or difficulty absorbing the mineral from food, are some of the more common reasons.
Stress, diet changes, weight changes, age, and pregnancy are just some events that can have a major effect on your mineral needs. Mineral deficiencies can lead to a variety of health problems, such as weak bones, fatigue, or a decreased immune system.
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