The Low-down 馃敀 on the Elements 鈽笍鉁达笍鈿涳笍 Your Body Needs 馃挴 ...

Elements are as essential to your body鈥檚 health as the key nutrients (protein, carbs, fats etc) and vitamins. There are 96 elements within the body itself, most in very small amounts which is why they are mostly referred to as trace elements. Science also doesn鈥檛 know the function of many of the minor elements however, there is a group of essentials that absolutely need to be in your diet.

1. Calcium

RDV 鈥 1,000 mg/d

Foods richest in calcium 鈥 watercress, mozzarella, pak choi, tofu, okra

Calcium is the most plentiful mineral in your body. You need it for strong teeth and bones. At the same time, it helps your blood clot and muscles contract. Your nerves also use calcium to send and receive signals to and from the brain.