Mineral Chart | Recommended Mineral Intake Calculator

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Why is it so important to have minerals in your daily diet? Use Medindia's Mineral Chart (Recommended Mineral Intake) Calculator to know about the recommended dietary allowances, food sources and problems associated with too much or too little intake of the specified Mineral.

Your body requires both macrominerals (needed in large quantity) and trace minerals (needed in small quantity) to stay healthy. They help in forming bones, making hormones and regulating heartbeat.

Each and every mineral has a unique role to play in your body. For example, calcium is the most abundant mineral in your body that helps prevent osteoporosis in older women while your body makes use of iron to build proteins hemoglobin and myoglobin. Similarly, other minerals also have their own functions to maintain good health.
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Interesting Facts about Minerals

Newborn babies contain enough iron that is needed for up to six months.
It is shocking to know that nearly 90% of Americans' diet contains high amount of sodium. Their average intake of sodium is 3300 mg per day.
If chlorine enters your body by breathing in, or swallowing, it may combine with water to produce acids, thus damaging the body cells.
Zinc helps fight against bacteria and viruses. It is also needed to make protein and DNA.
Your bone contains half of the total body magnesium while the other half is present inside the cells of tissues and organs. Only 1% is present in the blood.


  • http://ods.od.nih.gov/factsheets/list-VitaminsMinerals/
  • http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/encyclopedia.html
  • http://www.cdc.gov/salt/food.htm
  • http://www.fda.gov/Food/ResourcesForYou/Consumers/ucm315393.htm

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Saundrella, United States

I have PBC. How can I limit my copper intake to 2 mg daily and still have a healthy, nutrient rich diet?

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