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Minerals are the inorganic
substance that occurs naturally in rocks and in the ground and has its own
characteristic appearance and chemical composition. The three main functions of
minerals are as constituents of the skeleton, as soluble salts which help
control the composition of the body fluids, and as essential adjuncts to the
action of many enzymes and other proteins. There are many different types of
minerals such as calcium, magnesium, potassium, selenium, zinc, and chromium
Calcium is a major mineral
essential for healthy and strong bones and teeth. It is also ensures the proper
functioning of muscles and nerves and even helps your blood clot. It is of very
much importance for the growing children.
The sources of calcium are
milk, cheese, eggs, dairy products, fruits, green vegetables, almonds, seaweeds
(such as kelp, wakame and hijiki), nuts, beans and pulses, breads and fish.
deficiency of calcium can affect bone and teeth formation, while its excess can
lead to kidney stones.
Magnesium is an important
mineral that helps the body to maintain muscles, nerves, and bones. It is also
used in heart rhythm, energy metabolism and protein synthesis.
The major sources of
magnesium are spinach, nuts, seeds, whole grains, water, fruits and vegetables.
The deficiency of magnesium
can cause sensitiveness to noise, nervousness, irritability, mental depression,
confusion, twitching, trembling, apprehension, insomnia, muscle weakness and
cramps in the toes, feet, legs, or fingers.
Potassium is a mineral that
serves as an electrolyte and is involved in the balance of fluid within the
body. It is important in controlling the activity of the heart, muscles, nervous
system and just about every cell in the body. It regulates the water balance and
acid-base balance in the blood and tissues. Our bodies contain more than twice
as much potassium as sodium (typically nine ounces versus four ounces).
The major sources of
potassium are bananas and orange juice. Some other sources include breads,
cereals and other grain products.
The deficiency of potassium
can cause your muscles not to work properly and you will feel weak. The excess
of potassium can cause an irregular heart beat.
Selenium is an
essential mineral that functions largely in the form of proteins, called seleno-proteins,
which act as enzymes and help prevent damage to cells in the body by oxidants in
the environment or those produced by normal metabolism.
The sources of
selenium are seafood, some meats (such as kidney and liver), and some grains and
of selenium causes “Keshan” disease, a fatal form of cardiomyopathy (heart
muscle disease). While its excess can cause reversible balding and brittle
nails, give a garlic odor to the breath, and cause intestinal distress, weakness
and slowed mental functioning.
Zinc is an essential
mineral essential which is involved in the manufacture of protein and in cell
division. It is also a constituent of insulin, and is concerned with the sense
The sources of zinc are
eggs, cereal grains, meat, liver, seafood and nuts.
The deficiency of zinc can
cause short stature, anemia, increased pigmentation of skin, enlarged liver and
spleen (hepatosplenomegaly), impaired gonadal function, impaired wound healing,
and immune deficiency. The excess of zinc can cause gastrointestinal irritation
(upset stomach) and cause copper deficiency.
Chromium picolinate is an
essential mineral which plays a vital role in processing carbohydrates and fats.
It also works with insulin (a hormone, produced in the pancreas) in assisting
cells to take in glucose and release energy; that makes blood sugar available to
the cells as our basic fuel.
The sources of chromium are
meats, whole grains, fruits, vegetables, fats and vegetable oils.
The deficiency of chromium
can cause anxiety, fatigue, glucose intolerance (particularly in people with
diabetes), inadequate metabolism of amino acids, and an increased risk of
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