Key Nutrients


Key Nutrients - A quick guide to essential nutrients and what they do


Needed for –Blood clotting, strong bones and Teeth. May help prevent high blood pressure and protect against prostate and colon cancers

Key sources – Dairy products, Sesame seeds. Almonds Figs.


Needed for – making haemoglobin, the protein found in the blood that carries oxygen around the body, Iron helps with energy levels also.

Key Sources- red meat goji berries, Turmeric, Kale.


Needed for – Many of the chemical processes that occur in our bodies, including the production of energy, helps control blood sugar levels and prevent osteoporosis

Key Sources- Buckwheat, Amaranth, pine nuts Brown rice.


Needed for – Healthy bones, blood and nervous system, helps in the prevention of high cholesterol

Key Sources- Buckwheat, Shiitake mushrooms, Goji Berries Cashew nuts.


Needed for – Healthy bones, accessing energy in our foods, nerve and muscle function, protects from heart disease, stroke and high blood pressure

Key Sources- Barley, Buckwheat, Mustard Seeds, Cacao Nibs.


Needed for – Healthy bones and Teeth, accessing energy in foods.

Key Sources- Amaranth, Brown Rice, Garlic, Cashew Nuts, Coconut.


Needed for –Growth, reproduction, wound healing and a healthy immune system, Protects against age related macular degeneration- which is cause of loss of eyesight in older people

Key Sources- Pumpkin seeds, Oats, Thyme.


Needed for –the transmission of nerve impulses and keeping your heart beating, maintaining a healthy blood pressure, helps reduce the risk of stroke and osteoporosis

Key Sources- Fennel, Sweet Potato, Avocado, Banana.


Needed for –A healthy Immune system. May help reduce the risk of cancers, lowers high cholesterol levels protects against heart disease and arthritis.

Key Sources- Brazil Nuts, Barley, Salmon, Eggs.


Needed for –regulating blood sugar levels, heart health, improves insulin resistance and glucose control for people with diabetes

Key Sources- Pistachios.


Needed for manufacturing thyroid hormones which regulate growth and your metabolism

Key Sources- Wakame & Nori (Seaweeds), Eggs.

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