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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
•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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
Bananas: Sweet when ripe and available throughout the year,
bananas are a very good source of manganese, potassium and
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.
Like vitamins, minerals are substances found in food that your body
needs for growth and health.