Minerals for the body

Importance of minerals

MINERAL
WHAT WE USE IT FOR
Good sources

CALCIUM
The most abundant in the body. For strong bones and blood clotting
Dairy, Leafy Greens, Seeds,
Nuts, Dates, Tofu
MAGNESIUM
Helps maintain normal nerve and muscle function & a healthy immune system
Nuts, Spinach, Fish, Avocado,
Whole Grains
PHOSPHORUS
Used in all cell functions- used for more than any other mineral
Fish, Poultry, Eggs, Leafy Greens,
Avocado, Oats, Legumes
POTASSIUMRegulates major biological processes, muscle contraction, regulates heartbeatMost Fruits & Veggies, Nuts,
Seeds, Fish
SODIUMMaintains water balance, produces digestive juices, other biological processesTable Salt, Fish, Nuts, Seeds,
Added to many foods
CHLORIDE
Acts as an electrolyte, aids digestion, regulates blood pHTable Salt, Olives, Tomato,
Celery, Rye, Seaweed
SULFURHelps with digestion, waste elimination, & bile secretionEggs, Avocado, Garlic, Cabbage, Poultry, Fish, Soy
IRON
Essential for red blood production (hemoglobin)
Legumes, Dried Fruit, Whole Grains,
Spinach, Liver, Tofu
COPPERHelps with the absorption and metabolism of ironNuts & Seeds, Shellfish,
Potatoes, Dried Fruit
ZINCSupports the immune system & aids in the healing of woundsShellfish, Nuts & Seeds,
Dairy, Meat

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