A Guide to Nutrients

This list is a work in progress. It will summarize the most important functions of essential nutrients. Click on the links for more information and a list of good plant-based food sources for each nutrient.

nutrientmain functions
CALCIUMHelps build and maintain strong bones. The heart, muscles, and nerves also need calcium to function properly.
MANGANESEHelps form connective tissue, bones, sex hormones, and blood-clotting factors
POTASSIUMElectrolyte and water balance and proper cell function

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