5 Minerals Your Body Should Have to Function At It’s Best

Essential minerals for the body.

The Need To Know?

It is essential that you know exactly which minerals your body needs to attain and sustain a powerful Immune system.

In this post, you will discover how five of these essential minerals benefit your physical and mental well being by ensuring your immune system is in good health.

You will also discover a wide range of best food sources that you can easily incorporate into your everyday diet.

Below I have highlighted the significant bits for you, just in case your schedule is tight.

Click the link you want to start with or, by all means, continue.

Minerals are just as important as vitamins.
A good variety of different foods ensure you get the right amounts of both minerals & vitamins.
  • Chromium (Cr)

Chromium enhances the activity of insulin helps maintain normal blood glucose levels and is needed to free energy from glucose.

Best Food Source

  • Meat
  • poultry
  • fish
  • egg
  • potatoes
  • some cereals
  • nuts
  • cheese
  • unrefined foods such as brewer’s yeast
  • cheeses all are great sources of chromium

Associated Risk

Brewer’s yeast can sometimes cause bloating and nausea, so you may choose to get chromium from other food sources.

  • Magnesium (Ma)

Magnesium is needed for many chemical reactions in the body and works with calcium in muscle contraction, blood clotting, and regulation of blood pressure also helps build bones and teeth.

foods-rich-in-magnesium

Best Food Source

  • all green vegetables
  • spinach
  • broccoli
  • legumes
  • cashews
  • sunflower seeds and other seeds
  • halibut (fish)
  • whole-wheat bread
  • milk

Associated Risk

The majority of magnesium in the body is found in your bones, if your blood levels are low your body may tap into these reserves to correct the problem.

  • Molybdenum (Mo)

Molybdenum, makes up part of several enzymes, one of which helps ward off a form of severe neurological damage in infants that can lead to an early death.

Best Food Source

  • Legumes
  • nuts
  • grain products
  • milk.

Molybdenum deficiencies are quite rare.

  • Potassium (K)

Potassium helps to balance fluids in the body it also helps in maintaining a steady heartbeat and sends nerve impulses needed for muscle contractions.

A diet rich in potassium seems to lower blood pressure, getting enough potassium from your diet also benefits bones.

Best Food Source

minerals-help-support-a-healthy-immune-system

  • meat
  • milk
  • fruits
  • vegetables
  • grains
  • legumes

Associated Risks

Food sources do not cause toxicity, but high-dose supplements might.

  • Selenium (Se)

Selenium acts as an antioxidant neutralizing unstable molecules that can damage cells and helps regulate thyroid hormone activity.

Best Food Source

This mineral can be found in organ meats such as:

  • liver
  • kidneys
  • seafood
  • walnuts
  • grain products
  • sometimes plants (depends on soil content)

News Flash!

Researchers are investigating whether selenium may help reduce the risk of developing cancer, but with mixed results.

It Makes Sense

Providing your immune system with all the minerals it needs can only help re-enforce your overall mental and physical health.

As always, all contributions to the discussion are always encouraged and always very much appreciated.

Stay Safe, Stay Healthy, Stay Strong

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*Please note the information contained in this post is intended for the purpose of general information and should not be used as a substitute for the individual expertise and judgement of healthcare professionals.

 

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