Do You Know the Value of the Following Nutrients for Your Health?

calcium bone Calcium supports muscle function, healthy hydration and also is a key component in the electrical conduction system of the heart.
Magnesium Magnesium supports muscle function and healthy hydration. It is also a required cofactor for over three hundred enzymes.
sweet potatoes  Potassium supports healthy hydration and is especially important for normal muscle contractions.
 broccoli Chromium is a trace mineral that works within the body’s glucose tolerance factor and assists in healthy metabolism of the body’s primary source of energy (glucose) and muscle function.
 spinach Zinc is a crucial mineral that aids the immune system. It helps maintain white blood cell activity and helps support antioxidant protection.
 hazelnuts Manganese is an essential trace mineral needed for healthy skin, bone and cartilage formation.
 pig liver and onions Iron is an essential trace mineral that helps the blood and muscles deliver oxygen, thus energy, to every cell in the body as it removes carbon dioxide. Iron is important to many immune system functions and the body self-monitors and regulates the absorption and use of iron for various needs. Benefits include supporting a healthy immune system, provision of energy and mental sharpness.
 BrazilNut Selenium is a trace mineral that promotes a healthy immune system, may positively impact overall health, supports antioxidant power, assists with thyroid function and supports prostate health.
 sesame seeds Copper is a trace mineral that plays a critical role in iron absorption and is needed for the development of the enzyme superoxide dismutase, an important antioxidant. Proper zinc to copper ratio is also important for healthy lipoprotein and cholesterol levels.
 legumes Molybdenum is a trace mineral that promotes normal cell function and plays a vital role in carbohydrate metabolism, utilization of iron, sulfite detoxification, and uric acid formation. Supports production of red blood cells that are needed for nitrogen metabolism to enable the body to use nitrogen and has been used to alleviate asthma and allergies related to sulfite sensitivity.

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Image: Ipomoea batatas, Convolvulaceae, Sweet Potato, storage roots; Karlsruhe, Germany. The plant is used in homeopathy as remedy: Ipomoea batatas (Ipom-b.). Author: Llez. 27 March 2010. Access the original Image information here: http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Ipomoea_batatas_006.JPG

Image: Spinach plant, Castelltallat, Catalonia. Author: Victor M. Vicente Selvas. 5 November 2010. Access the original Image information here: http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Espinac_5nov.JPG

Image: Broccoli and its cross section isolated on a white background. Author: Fir0002. 23 January 2009. Access the original Image information here: http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Broccoli_and_cross_section_edit.jpg

Image: Hazelnuts. Author: Fir0002. 11 March 2009. Access the original Image information here: http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Owoce_Orzech_laskowy.jpg

Image: Gently panfried slice of Berkshire pig's liver with sauteed onion. Author: FotoosVanRobin from Netherlands. 8 May 2010. Access the original Image information here: http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Pig%27s_liver_with_sauteed_onion.jpg

Image: Brazil Nuts. Author: Deathworm. 7 May 2007. Access the original Image information here: http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:BrazilNut1.JPG

Image: Magnified image of white sesame seeds. Author: Sanjay ach. 11 July 2007. Access the original Image information here: http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Sa_white_sesame_seeds.jpg

Image: A selection of various legumes. Author: Keith Weller, Agricultural Research Service, USDA. 13 December 2013. Access the original Image information here: http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Various_legumes.jpg

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