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Macro-Minerals: The Six Essential Minerals We All Need in Our Diets

Macro-minerals are the six major minerals that humans need in large quantities to stay healthy. We mostly get these from our diets.

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Macro-Minerals: The Six Essential Minerals We All Need in Our Diets

  1. 1. Macro-Minerals: Dr Carolyn Dean T h e S i x E s s e n t i a l M i n e r a l s W e A l l N e e d i n O u r D i e t s is a medical doctor and naturopath. She has authored and co-authored over 35 books
  2. 2. 2 The Six Essential Minerals We All Need in Our Diets Macro-minerals are the six major minerals that humans need in large quantities to stay healthy. We mostly get these from our diets. Dr Carolyn Dean
  3. 3. 3 Chloride Chloride is needed for the creation of gastric juices. It is found in celery, tomatoes and table salt. Potassium We need potassium for our nervous system, heart function and muscle contraction. Foods high in potassium include bananas, potatoes and legumes. Calcium We need calcium for strong bones, muscle function, blood clotting and the nervous system. Foods high in calcium include dairy products and leafy vegetables. Phosphorous Phosphorous is vital for converting food into ener- gy, cell membrane function and bone growth. It is found in meats, legumes and seeds. Magnesium Magnesium is essential for biochemical functions such as nerve impulses and muscle contractions, as well as regulating blood sugar and blood pressure, among other things. Foods high in magnesium include dark-green vegeta- bles, whole grains, bananas, seeds and nuts. Sodium Sodium comes from salt. Although too much salt can be bad for us, we need a certain amount to main- tain fluid balance. We often get more sodium than we need through eating pro- cessed foods. 1 2 3 6 5 4
  4. 4. You can learn more about magnesium in the blog of Dr Carolyn Dean, author of The Magnesium Miracle. Dr Carolyn Dean

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