Vitamins and minerals are nutrients that our bodies need to properly grow, develop, and function. Every vitamin and mineral has a specific role in sustaining your body. Too much or too little of certain nutrients can be harmful. Below, the infographic outlines some of the benefits and food sources of the vitamins and minerals your body requires for good health.
A well-balanced diet usually provides all the essential vitamins for maintaining health. Be sure to consult with your doctor before starting a new vitamin or mineral supplement.
Click here to download this handy reference sheet on vitamins.
Note that this is not a comprehensive list on all vitamins and minerals.
Dipali Davé, MD, MHA, is a physician and the Assistant Editor and Medical Researcher for Pfizer’s Get Healthy Stay Healthy website.