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Minerals - a.somnath aneesh


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Like vitamins, minerals are substances found in food that your body needs for growth and health.

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Minerals - a.somnath aneesh

  2. 2. Minerals is a naturally occurring typically inorganic substance with a specific chemical compositions and structure. There are some 3,700 varieties of minerals, A handful of which are abundant and wide-raging in their application.
  3. 3. •Buddha once said that to keep the body in good health is a duty of every man. A healthy body is essential for a strong and clear mind. •Certain vital minerals are essential for our bodies to function properly. •These minerals can help in maintaining fluid balance, building bones, muscle movement and secreting hormones.
  4. 4.  Legumes: Legumes refer to a vegetable bunch containing beans, peas, and lentils. Naturally low in fat and containing no cholesterol, legumes contain high levels of potassium, iron and magnesium. Legumes are economical and healthy to eat as part of a diet.
  5. 5. Cheese: Cheese is a diary product made from pressed milk curds and produced throughout the world. Delicious, nutritious and versatile, it can be used as an addition to other dishes or eaten by itself. Cheese contains a host of minerals like calcium, phosphorus, zinc. Milk and yogurt are other sources of calcium. Meat: Meat is known as a good source of protein and contains essential vitamins and minerals like iron, zinc, phosphorus and cobalt. Seafood is also rich in zinc and iron content.
  6. 6. Sweet Potatoes: Sweet potatoes contain the highest amount of potassium which works to protect blood vessels from oxidative damage and prevents blood vessel walls from thickening. Sweet potatoes also have high levels of manganese and phosphorus. Nuts: Nuts like cashew, peanuts and almonds have sodium content. This is essential for the body to maintain proper blood pressure and for the supreme functioning of the nervous system by helping transfer of nerve signals.
  7. 7. Sea Vegetables: Sea vegetables like brown algae, kombi/kelp, wakame and arame have rich iodine content as well as minerals such as potassium, zinc, iron and manganese. Celery: Celery is consumed around the world as a vegetable perfect for weight loss diets. It is used as flavoring in stews and soups. Celery contains chloride which is an important mineral for keeping the proper balance of body fluids. It is also essential in the stomach for digestion.
  8. 8. Whole grains: Whole grains are an essential part of any diet and contain minerals like magnesium and selenium. Selenium protects the cells from oxidation and provides a healthy immune system.
  9. 9. Bananas: Sweet when ripe and available throughout the year, bananas are a very good source of manganese, potassium and copper. Rice: A fundamental food in many parts of the world, rice provides instant energy, regulates bowel movements and slows down the aging process. It contains minerals like magnesium, potassium, phosphorus and zinc.
  10. 10. Like vitamins, minerals are substances found in food that your body needs for growth and health.