Minerals are important nutrients that help the body maintain its healthy functioning.
One example is Iron that helps form hemoglobin that is the essential component of blood that helps oxygenation. Deficiency of Iron leads to Anemia. Sources of Iron are green leafy vegetables such as Spinach and fruits like Apricot. Iodine helps the thyroid regulate metabolism. This is the reason why it is important to use Iodized salt in cooking.
One of the best source of minerals is whole grain fortified bread.
Next important element of nutrition is Water.