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.