Infographic: A Guide to Essential Vitamins & Minerals for the Human Body
Ensuring a balanced diet can be overwhelming
We all know that having a balanced and varied diet, rich in as many different nutrients and vitamins as possible, is part of the key to living a healthy life. But once you start looking into nutrition further, including making sure that you’re getting something from not only every food group but all the different minerals and vitamins too, it can become a little overwhelming.
You might find yourself wondering just why there are so many different B vitamins and how they can all have different functions in the body? What on earth is choline and what is it needed for in the body? You know that salt makes everything taste good, and you’ve heard you that too much is dangerous, but how much is too much?
Experts agree that it’s important to first ensure your diet is your main source of the essential vitamins and minerals before resorting to supplements. But figuring out just where you can get all of these is tricky. We’re not all nutritionists or dieticians, and hardly anyone has the time to spend inputting every single thing they eat into apps and websites to work out whether their daily diet has everything they need in it.
An easy to digest guide to essential vitamins and minerals
Fortunately, Qlu Health have put together a handy guide to the essential vitamins and minerals needed in the human body explaining what each vitamin or mineral is used for in the body, helping you understand its real effects, in which foods you can find it, and how much of each you need per day to keep your body working in its optimum condition. They’ve put together an easy to digest graphic that outlines each of these with icons highlighting the different foods you can find each and every mineral or vitamin in, and luckily the vast majority of these can be found in a normal, healthy diet that incorporates a rainbow of fruit and vegetables, cereal grains, dairy and animal products.
For more information, including how you can ensure you’re getting all these vitamins and minerals even if you’re on a vegetarian or vegan diet (because it is possible!) see the more detailed article here.