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Minerals directory

Minerals are substances found in foods like meat, fish, cereals, bread, dairy foods, fruit and vegetables. Essential minerals include iron, calcium, sodium, magnesium, potassium, selenium, zinc and more. They are a key part of a healthy balanced diet and help the body build strong bones, control fluid inside cells and convert food into energy. Follow the links below to find BootsWebMD's comprehensive coverage about minerals and much more.

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Calcium pills may not slow weight gain

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Most men should get all the vitamins and nutrients they need from a varied and balanced diet. Others may be recommended to take certain extra vitamins and supplements.

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