Micronutrients

Vitamin D and Potassium

Vitamin D

Role in the human body:

promotes calcium absorption

needed for normal bone growth


Symptoms of Deficiency:

bones become thin, brittle, and misshapen


Food Sources:

Fish

Orange Juice

Milk

Yogurt




Potassium

Roles in the Human Body:

Crucial to heart and digestive functions

Helps muscle contractions


Symptoms of Deficiency:

Osteoporosis (weak bones)

High Blood Pressure

Increased Chance of Stroke

Hypokalemia (irregular heart beat, lack of energy, etc.)

Inflammatory Bowel Disease


Food Sources:

Meats

Bananas

Citrus Juices

Avocados

Dairy Products