Is your body supported by the amount of Minerals in your diet?
These days you don’t have to be a spiritual hippy to be into health. Chances are if you’re reading this blog you are mindful of your health and diet…but have you thought about the essential minerals fuelling your body to produce skin, muscle, and bone every day?
Minerals in our bloodstream carry nutrients and oxygen around our bodies sending nerve signals along brain and body pathways to formulate chemical messengers that shuttle from one organ to another, issuing the instructions that help sustain your amazing life.
Vitamins and minerals are considered essential nutrients—because acting together, they perform hundreds of roles in the body. They help re-build bones, heal wounds, and boost your immune system. They also convert food into energy, and repair cellular damage. As important as the air we breathe, the food we nourish ourselves with is a necessary element in receiving good vitamins and minerals to support optimal health. Our body cannot manufacture on its own these minerals in sufficient amounts.
Some examples of these benefits:
- Strong bones. A combination of calcium, vitamin D, vitamin K, magnesium, and phosphorus protects your bones against fractures.
- Prevents birth defects. Taking folic acid supplements early in pregnancy helps prevent brain and spinal birth defects in offspring.
- Healthy teeth. The mineral fluoride not only helps bone formation but also keeps dental cavities from starting or worsening.
There are two types of minerals the body needs and stores; Major and trace. Both are as important as each other to maintain optimal health; however we just have a larger supply of the major minerals.
One of the key responsibilities of Major minerals is to maintain the proper balance of water in the body. Sodium, chloride, and potassium blaze a trail in doing this. Three other major minerals—calcium, phosphorus, and magnesium—are vital for healthy bones. Sulfur helps stabilize protein structures, including some of those that make up hair, skin, and nails.
These major minerals travel through the body in a range of ways. Potassium, for example, is quickly absorbed into the bloodstream, where it circulates freely and is excreted by the kidneys, much like a water-soluble vitamin. Calcium is more like a fat-soluble vitamin because it requires a carrier for absorption and transport.
Trace minerals work in a different way but are just as important in the tasks they carry out. Iron is crucial for carrying oxygen throughout the body, Fluoride strengthens bones and helps to eliminate tooth decay, Zinc boosts the immune system and helps blood clot and Copper helps form several enzymes, one of which assists with iron metabolism and the creation of hemoglobin, which carries oxygen in the blood. Other trace minerals such as molybdenum, selenium and chromium perform equally vital jobs.
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