Friday, August 13, 2010

Get the Essential Nutrients

Nutrients are essential for our body to function properly and stay healthy.Given below is the list of essential nutrients and examples of where to find them:
  • Calcium, which is acquired from dairy products and leafy, dark-colored green vegetables.
  • Potassium, acquired from bananas, raisins, spinach, nuts and fish.
  • Fiber, found in legumes, whole grains, fruits, vegetables, nuts and seeds.
  • Magnesium, from peas, black beans, spinach and almonds.
  • Vitamin A, found in milk, eggs, sweet potatoes, cantaloupe and carrots.
  • Vitamin C, found in fruits such as strawberries, oranges and kiwi; and veggies such as broccoli and green peppers.
  • Vitamin E, found in seeds and nuts, whole grains, avocados and spinach.
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