Is Your Diet Rock-Solid? – Oxygen Magazine

Is Your Diet Rock-Solid? – Oxygen Magazine

Nutrition for Women, Supplements for Women
Most people focus on the big players in the vitamin and mineral game — E, D, B, magnesium, calcium and the like. However, it might just be the little guys that can ultimately help you achieve your goals. Case in point: the trace minerals iron, zinc and copper. This trio is essential for helping the body transport oxygen, repair muscle and improve immunity, and although the Recommended Daily Allowance for each is pretty small, female athletes often don’t get enough. “Minerals are understudied or underappreciated in terms of sports nutrition,” says Robert DiSilvestro, Ph.D., professor of human nutrition at The Ohio State University. This, he adds, is likely the reason they aren’t on many athletes’ radar.Thanks for watching!Visit WebsiteBut they should be: DiSilvestro studied the effects of minerals in a recent…
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