What are the five essential nutrients that we should include in our diet?
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- eAnswers...Dec 19, 2013
The five essential nutrients that we should include in our diet are: >> Vitamin D: Its major sources are sunlight and milk and it helps in maintaining our bones strong and gives us immunity to fight against diseases. It is also called as the sunshine vitamin. >> Magnesium: Its major sources are fish, beans, oats etc., and its main function is to keep our hormones in level and protects us from diabetes. >>Calcium: its major source is milk and its products. It helps us to build our bones strong. >>Iron: its sources are beans, tofu and spinach and its function is to keep our blood strong and protects us from anemia >>Folic acid: its sources are green veggies, cereals, bananas and all women need this because it reduces the chances of heart attack and pregnant women must consume this because it helps in preventing the major defects during the birth of a child.
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