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.

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.

In picture, there is a summary of the benefits and food sources of the vitamins and minerals your body requires for good health.