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  1. 1. How The Humans IngestPotassiumMany foods contain potassium, including allmeats, some types of fish (such as salmon, cod,and flounder), and many fruits,. vegetables, andlegumes. Dairy products are also good sourcesof potassiumhttp://www.umm.edu/altmed/articles/potassium-000320.htm#ixzz2CXfUNJ4r
  2. 2. How does Potassium benefit humansPotassium is a very important mineral for the properfunction of all cells, tissues, and organs in the humanbody. It is also an electrolyte, a substance that conductselectricity in the body, along with sodium, chloride,calcium, and magnesium. Potassium is crucial to heartfunction and plays a key role in skeletal and smoothmuscle contraction, making it important for normaldigestive and muscular functionhttp://www.umm.edu/altmed/articles/potassium-000320.htm#ixzz2CXj4uRH5
  3. 3. What Happens when you do not ingest sufficient amount the PotassiumVery low-calorie diets and chronicalcoholism can also cause potassium lossfrom the body. Diuretic use can also resultin potassium loss. Potassium deficiencyusually coincides with dehydration. Signsand symptoms include an irregularheartbeat, increased blood pressure,muscle weakness and cramps, appetiteloss, nausea, fatigue, glucose intolerance,and kidney stones.http://www.livestrong.com/article/416669-what-happens-to-your-body-when-you-dont-get-enough-potassium/#ixzz2CoiUZGc3
  4. 4. How the Potassium interact with each other in our bodies Because of the potential for side effects and interactions with medications, you should take dietary supplements . Older adults should talk to their doctor before taking potassium supplements. Side effects can include diarrhea, stomach irritation, and nausea. At higher doses, muscleweakness, slowed heart rate, and abnormal heart rhythm may occur. http://www.umm.edu/altmed/articles/potassium-
  5. 5. Sulfur
  6. 6. How The Humans Ingest Sulfur Sulfur is essential to life. It is a minorconstituent of fats, body fluids, andskeletal minerals. Few people even know much aboutsulfur besides the whole rotten egg,calcium. sulfur-rich vegetable, cabbage,broccoli, cauliflower, Brussels sprouts,onions, shallots, garlichttp://www.marksdailyapple.com/why-you-should-eat-sulfur-rich-vegetables/#ixzz2Cj0AxpmQ
  7. 7. What Happens when you do notingest sufficient amount the sulfur When we are deficient in nutritionalsulfur, our bodies cannot manufactureand rebuild enough flexible healthycells. Large groups of organized cellscompose our tissues, glands, organsand so on up the chain. Then we suffer.We become susceptible to variousillnesses, aches, pains and allergiesuntil we correct the situation.http://www.marksdailyapple.com/why-you-should-eat-sulfur-rich-vegetables/#ixzz2Cj0AxpmQ
  8. 8. How does Sulfur benefithumans Forming bones and teeth thatyou can literally feel and see. Itwon’t immediately soothe yourrestless muscles or put youright to sleep, like magnesium.they help form cartilage,tendons and ligamentswww.livestrong.com/.../430390-what-happens-if-you-get-too-much-...
  9. 9. How the sulfur interact witheach other in our bodies The science of nutrition includeschemistry to study how food ingredientsinteract with each other; physiology toinvestigate how nutrients within food areassimilated into body tissues;engineering to design new fortifiedfoods; anthropology to explore why wechose to eat certain foods in centuriespast; and psychology to determine whatattitudes and behaviors influence ourdietary patterns today.