MINERALS are an important part of our daily diet. Did you know that without certain minerals consumed in our diet that we risk changes in blood production, bone growth, organ function, and vessel stability? While only 5% of the human body is made up of mineral matter, they are critical to keeping the blood and tissue fluids from either becoming too acid or too alkaline. Minerals allow other nutrients to pass into the bloodstream, which aids in the transportation of nutrients to the cells and also draws chemicals in & out of the cells. It’s a big job for such a small object whose sole job is to make sure, that our bodies are healthy and strong.
Additionally, vitamins cannot effectively work in our bodies without the correct balance of minerals. In other words a well balanced diet must be eaten. For example; calcium is needed for vitamin “C” utilization, zinc for vitamin “A”, magnesium for “B” complex vitamins, selenium for vitamin “E” absorption, etc.
Calcium: Dairy Products, Tofu, Salmon, Almonds, Oranges, Broccoli
Zinc: Oysters, Crab, Beef
Magnesium: Grains, Legumes, Nuts, Beef
Selenium: Fruits, Vegetables, Nuts