Vitamins and minerals
Vitamin A is important for good vision, healthy skin and immune system support. Most Australians can get enough from eating a varied, healthy diet.
The B vitamins are a group of vitamins needed for good health. Learn about what the B vitamins do, what foods have them and vitamin B deficiencies.
Vitamin C keeps bones and connective tissues healthy, allows you to absorb iron and helps prevent infections. Here's how to get your daily intake.
Vitamin D is very important for bone health. Learn about natural sources and health risks associated with too much or too little vitamin D.
Vitamin K deficiency can stop your blood from clotting properly and weaken your bones. Read more about how to prevent and treat vitamin K deficiency.
Folate is a B-group vitamin that your body needs to grow and develop. Everyone needs folate, but it’s especially important for pregnant women.
Calcium strengthens bones, helps prevent osteoporosis and more. Find out how much you need for your age and how to find good sources of calcium.
Iodine is essential for making proteins and for the growth of your bones and nerves. Here's how to get enough iodine in your diet.
The best source of iron is animal-based foods like meat and eggs (called 'haem iron') but many plant-based foods are also rich in (non-haem) iron.
Magnesium is a mineral that people get from the food they eat, like vegetables, pulses, nuts, seeds and whole grains. Read about magnesium’s benefits.
Potassium is a nutrient found in foods such as bananas, which helps nerves and muscles function. Both high and low potassium levels can be dangerous.
Salt and sodium
Excess salt can raise your blood pressure, increasing the risk of heart disease and stroke. Here's how to reduce your salt (sodium) intake.
Zinc is essential for many body functions and systems, including the immune system, wound healing, and the senses of taste and smell.