Eat it right

TIP Your body needs a variety of nutrients to function properly

T he American Academy of Family Physicians offers this list of essential nutrients and examples of where to find them:

* Calcium, which is acquired from dairy products and leafy, dark-coloured green vegetables.

* Potassium, acquired from bananas, raisins, spinach, nuts and fish.

* Fibre, found in legumes, whole grains, fruits, vegetables, nuts and seeds.

* Magnesium, from peas, black beans, spinach and almonds.

* Vitamin A, found in milk, eggs, sweet potatoes, cantaloupe and carrots.

* Vitamin C, found in fruits such as strawberries, oranges and kiwi; and veggies such as broccoli and green peppers.

* Vitamin E, found in seeds and nuts, whole grains, avocados and spinach.

NYT News Service

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