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NUTRITION

NUTRITION (IV)

MINERALS

 Minerals are inorganic substances as opposed to organic compounds such as vitamins, carbohydrates, proteins and fats. Minerals are found in all body tissues and liquids. They appear in the form of salts. In the organism they function together to construct the body tissues and regulate the body metabolism.

 Unlike the vitamins the minerals do not perish in the preparation of food.

 

MINERALS

CALCIUM

 

99% in the bones and teeth and muscular contraction  800 mg  Milk, cheese, cream ice cream, mustard, kale, turnip, broccoli, clams, oysters and salmon.

PHOSPHOROUS

80 to 90% in the bones and teeth, fat transport  800 mg Milk, cheese, cream, ice cream, nuts, meat, chicken fish, whole-wheat cereals, leguminous

MAGNESIUM

60% in the bones and teeth, they transmits nervous impulses  Women: 300 mg Men: 350 mg Milk, meat, green vegetables, leguminous, whole-wheat cereals

SODIUM

Balances the water and the acid-base, nervous and muscular stimulation

1200-3200 mg Table salt, baking powder, sodas, milk, cheese, chicken, fish, eggs

POTASSIUM

Balances the water and the acid-base, muscular contraction 2000-5000 mg Meat, cereals, fruits, juices, vegetables

IRON

 

An important part of the muscular myoglobin and hemoglobin Women: 18 mg Men: 10 mg  Viscera, meat, chicken, fish, green vegetables, dried fruits, whole wheat cereals and beans

IODINE

Forms the thyroxine for the thyroid metabolism and the body energy 150 mg Table salt, seafood, and salt water fish.

FLUOR 

Prevents dental cavities  1.5-4 mg Fluorine water

COPPER

Pigment formation uses the iron to form hemoglobin 2 - 3 gr. Liver, seafood, meat, walnuts, legumes and whole wheat cereals

ZINC

Improves the taste and helps the proteins synthesis 15 mg Meat, chicken, fish and vegetables

 There are other elements which are necessary in minimal quantities known as micronutrients or "print elements":

Chromium

Cobalt

Manganese

Molybdenum

Selenium

Sulfur

Cadmium

Nickel

Silica

Tin

Vanadium

FOLLOWING: CHOLESTEROL


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