Although these essential minerals are available in supplement form, study after study shows that it is best to get them from the right kind of foods. In fact, recent research indicates that relying heavily or exclusively on certain minerals and vitamins in supplement form may pose health risks.
This appears to be the case with intake of calcium supplements. Calcium supplements, in turn, are thought to play a role in the depletion of another important mineral, magnesium.
This infographic illustrates some of the best, natural sources of these important minerals:
- Brussels Sprouts
- Coconut Water
- Collard Greens
- Flax Seeds
- Mustard Greens
- Pumpkin Seeds
The Importance of Keeping the Body Acid and Alkaline (pH) Balance
Alkaline and Acidic Foods (Infographic)