Iron is one of the most abundant minerals on the earth and is found in all living organisms. The mineral has been used in manufacturing as far back as 3500BC. It is possible that the name iron comes from the words meaning “holy metal” because iron was used to make swords during the Crusades.
Recent studies show that people taking calcium supplements are at higher risk of heart disease. Does this mean you should stop taking calcium?
Calcium doesn’t get as much attention as protein when it comes to vegan nutrition, yet calcium is something that vegans might want to pay better attention to. Recent studies do suggest that vegans had lower bone densities and are at higher risk of fractures. To get an idea of how vegans get calcium, I made six sample vegan meal plans and calculated the calcium in them. Even a healthy vegan diet did not always meet calcium RDAs of 1000mg/day. (see the infographic here)
You probably know that zinc is a mineral which your body needs to stay alive, but do you know these weird facts about zinc? After we will explain zinc benefits and deficiency.