We all know the important of getting enough vitamins in our diet, but a lot of us overlook the importance of minerals. Minerals are found naturally in non-living things such as soil, rocks and water, and are also found in plants and animals. They play a large role in the development and strengthening of our bones, teeth, blood, skin and hair, and are needed for our bodies to function properly.

The picture below lists the minerals that we should be consuming and what they do for our bodies. It is important to try to get all of these minerals in our diet and in the right dosages; too much of one mineral can be harmful to your health.