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Our Favorite Minerals

  Mineral Best Sources Functions

Calcium Green leafy and sea vegetables, nuts, molasses, dairy, fish w/ bones (sardines). Builds bones and teeth, calms nerves, sooths pain, contract muscles, and blood clotting.
Magnesium* Whole grains, dark leafy vegetables and seaweed, beans, nuts, and molasses. Relaxes muscles, calcium and potassium metabolism, and B-complex utilization, and enzyme activation.
Sodium Seaweed, sea salt, celery, and green vegetables. Balances potassium, adrenal function, needed during extreme heat or stress.
Potassium Vegetables, fruits, beans, whole grains, seeds, and seaweed. Fluid balance, controls nerve and muscle activity.
Iron Green leafy vegetables, seaweed, dried fruits, blackstrap molasses, eggs, fish, and liver. Formation of hemoglobin in blood and myoglobin in muscles, supplies oxygen to cells.
Zinc* Whole grains, pumpkin seeds, soybeans, yeast, seaweeds, eggs, and seafood. Wound healing, immunity, works with vitamin A, reproductive hormone and enzyme metabolism, appetite, sense of smell and taste.
Chromium* Whole grains, nutritional yeast, and seaweed. Energy regulation, glucose metabolism, and B-complex function.
Copper* Beans, nuts, dried fruits, seaweeds, and fish. Bone growth and blood formation, work with vitamin C to form elastin.
Manganese* Whole grains, fruits, green leafy vegetables, seaweeds, and nuts. Enzyme activation, carbohydrate and fat metabolism, hormones, skeletal development, and coordination.
Selenium* Whole grains and vegetables, seaweed, fish, and nutritional yeast. Antioxidant, immunity, protects against radiation and pollution.
Sulfur Garlic, onions, leeks, cruciferous vegetables, alfalfa sprouts, and eggs. Protein/amino acid metabolism, and immunity.

* Frequently deficient in non-organic sources

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