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Source: CrossFit Inc

5 Essential Vitamins and Minerals all Crossfitters Need to be Eating

These 5 Vitamins and minerals all have huge impacts on performance, recovery and long term health. Make sure you aren’t missing anything in your nutrition!

2. CALCIUM

WHY IT IS ESSENTIAL FOR YOUR BODY

Calcium strengthens the health of your bones and teeth and is required for muscular contraction. It assists in general muscle function, nerve transmission and regulates blood coagulation and helps to prevents seizures.

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Eat right and train hard

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WHERE YOU CAN FIND IT

  • Milk
  • Yoghurt
  • Cheese
  • Kale Broccoli
  • Spinach
  • Tofu

Daily intake should include 1000mg (equal to 550g of plain, low fat yoghurt).

Short term effects from a deficiency in calcium are hard to identify, and it is over longer periods that effects manifest themselves. A deficiency can result in bone weakness, brittle teeth and heart problems.

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