Every one of minerals play various roles in the functioning of our body

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Potassium is a mineral that helps to regulate fluid balance in our body. We also need it for the proper functioning of nerves and muscles. Peanuts, bananas,green beans, mushrooms and oranges are few good sources of potassium.

The importance of Minerals in the diet

The essentially in our diet contains of all minerals including calcium, iron, copper,magnesium, zinc and iodine. Every one of minerals play various roles in the functioning of our body. For the instance, the calcium mainly helps us in build strong bones and teeth and it helps in the proper functioning of muscles, and also heart and nerves; relieves pain and cramps; helps in clotting of blood. Calcium much sources in Dairy foods , and from soybeans, Ragi, sunflower seeds and legume.

Iron mineral for the body
Iron is another important mineral. It is a constituent of haemoglobin which plays an important role in oxygen transport. Liver, meat,oysters, oatmeal, nuts, beans, wheat germ and greens contain iron.
Iodine helps in the functioning thyroid gland. It prevents goitre. It helps to burn fat; converts beta - carotene into vitamin A; regulates energy production in our body and maintains hair,nail, skin and teeth. Sea - foods and vegetables are a good source of iodine.

Zinc importance
Zinc in our body diet will help to reduce cholesterol deposits; helps in the making of enzymes and insulin; supports metabolism of carbohydrates; facilities the proper functioning of prostate gland. Eggs, cheese,beef, pork,wheat germ, brewer's yeast and pumpkin seeds are some of the good sources of zinc.

The importance of Minerals in the diet
Potassium is a mineral that helps to regulate fluid balance in our body. We also need it for the proper functioning of nerves and muscles. Peanuts, bananas,green beans, mushrooms and oranges are few good sources of potassium.
Roughage foods are foods, which have high fibre content. They come in different forms. The foods,which are rich in dietary fibre, are fruits, vegetables and greens. There are also good source of vitamins,minerals and other useful substances. Whole grains also provide roughage. Almost all vegetables are excellent sources of roughage. Dietary fibre is important because it provides volume to the food. This facilitates easy movement of materials in the alimentary canal.

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author avatar Md Rezaul Karim
22nd Dec 2015 (#)

Cool article to read..

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