Monthly Poll Question
Last month in our monthly poll we asked some questions about how well you know your minerals and micronutrients. Here are the results:
Q1 - True or False: You can only get calcium in foods from dairy sources such as milk, yogurt and cheese.
While most dairy provides a great source of calcium, it is not the only way. About 2/3 of you got this one right. In fact, some of the top sources of calcium are not dairy! Here is a great list of calcium rich foods that are non-dairy:
Q2 - Why does the body need potassium?
A: All of the Above
You all got this one right. The body needs potassium for the following reasons:
Q3 - True of False: Only women who are pregnant or breastfeeding need to consume folate or folic acid.
Folic Acid, also known as Vitamin B9, is very important for pregnant women but it is also a key nutrient that everyone should have. Some of it's key functions are: