Whether in large doses, like calcium, or only small traces, like chromium, our bodies need minerals to function properly. Take this quiz to learn about minerals and supplements and decide for yourself.
Minerals, like vitamins, cover a wide variety of functions in the body and microminerals are only needed in small doses. Which of the following are microminerals?
magnesium and sodium
zinc and iron
potassium and chlorine
vitamin A and vitamin C
Zinc is responsible for keeping _______ functioning.
bones and teeth
Which vitamin is needed in order for the body to absorb iron?
According to a national survey, what percent of Americans aren't getting the recommended daily amount of vitamins and minerals?
more than 50 percent
A diet high in the macromineral potassium may protect against ______?
high blood pressure
Multivitamin supplements must contain what percent of the U.S. Recommended Dietary Allowance (USRDA) of vitamins and minerals?
Any amount is OK
True or false? Women consume more calcium-rich foods than men.
What group of children are most likely to take a daily multivitamin supplement?
high-income, healthy children
high-income, overweight children
low-income, underweight children
low-income, overweight children
What are some common side effects of taking too many doses of minerals?