Like water or air, vitamins and minerals are essential for life. They play a role in everything from building bone to keeping your motor neurons humming. But how much do you really know about these essential nutrients? Take this quiz to find out.
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Q4 “Vitamins and Minerals: What You Should Know About Essential Nutrients,” Mayo Clinic; https://www.mayoclinic.org/documents/mc5129-0709-sp-rpt-pdf/doc-20079085
Q5 “Sodium in Canada,” Health Canada; https://www.canada.ca/en/health-canada/services/food-nutrition/healthy-eating/sodium.html
Q6 “Listing of Vitamins,” Harvard Medical School; https://www.health.harvard.edu/staying-healthy/listing_of_vitamins
Q7 “Vitamins: The Basics. A Basic Guide to Vitamins’ Benefits and RDA,” Cleveland Clinic; https://my.clevelandclinic.org/health/drugs/15847-vitamins-the-basics
Q8 “What’s the Difference Between Sea Salt and Table Salt?” Mayo Clinic; https://www.mayoclinic.org/healthy-lifestyle/nutrition-and-healthy-eating/expert-answers/sea-salt/faq-20058512
Q9 “Vitamin E in Dermatology,” National Center for Biotechnology Information; https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4976416/
“Listing of Vitamins,” Harvard Medical School, Harvard Health Publishing; https://www.health.harvard.edu/staying-healthy/listing_of_vitamins