"Minerals" for the body
So next, we're going to take a few days and talk about "minerals" that the body needs for optimal health.
We just finished the series about vitamins . . . especially the important B's we need for good health and weight loss.
So . . . if you missed that series . . . you may want to go back to my archives and read them. It's need to know information. Especially . . . if you're going to continue with my next series on "weight loss" coming up soon. And if you missed out on purchasing the "compliant" raw B-complex I found . . . click here for the link and put it in your shopping cart to purchase today.
Okay . . . although minerals are all considered micronutrients . . . vitamins and minerals differ in basic ways. Vitamins are organic and can be broken down by heat, air, age or acid. And they're much more delicate. Whereas, minerals are inorganic and hold on to their chemical structure. And with this . . . all vitamins are needed by the body. And only "some" minerals are required for nutrition.
So now you ask . . . what are the "major" minerals that the body needs???
Well . . . that would be . . . calcium, phosphorus, potassium, sulfur, sodium, chlorine and magnesium. We spoken a lot about "magnesium" in past Health tips and its importance to the body.
Now . . . foods that are full of micronutrients (vitamins and minerals) can help strengthen cells, fight against harmful viruses like this Covid-19 and boost the immune system.
So what if we lack in these important minerals???
Well . . . mineral deficiencies can lead to a variety of health problems such as weak bones, fatigue and a decreased immune system.
You see . . . the body uses minerals for many different jobs . . . like keeping the bones, muscles, heart and brain working properly. They also make enzymes and hormones.
Okay . . . so guess what??? As with most things in life . . . it's not that simple . . .