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Vitamins and minerals

Most people can obtain their daily recommended intake of vitamins and minerals from their diet. The chart on these pages offers a brief list of nutritional requirements and the foods that provide them.

Health Canada makes general recommendations for vitamin and mineral supplementation for people in good health at various ages. When choosing a vitamin or mineral supplement, it is important to ensure the daily dose remains in a safe range. If specific health concerns are a factor, be sure to consult with your doctor and/or pharmacist prior to starting your supplements. Remember that medications or health conditions can interfere with how your body is absorbing and using its vitamins.

Vitamin chart

About Wave

Wave is published six times a year by the Winnipeg Health Region in cooperation with the Winnipeg Free Press. It is available at newsstands, hospitals and clinics throughout Winnipeg, as well as McNally Robinson Books.

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Traditional Territories Acknowledgement
The Winnipeg Regional Health Authority acknowledges that it provides health services in facilities located on the original lands of Treaty 1 and on the homelands of the Metis Nation. WRHA respects that the First Nation treaties were made on these territories and acknowledge the harms and mistakes of the past, and we dedicate ourselves to collaborate in partnership with First Nation, Metis and Inuit people in the spirit of reconciliation.
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