Minerals Madelyn Deloglos

Minerals are substances that are found in food that your body needs for growth and health.
They carry out daily functions and processes. They build strong bones, teeth, blood, skin, hair, muscle, and nerve function.
Red blood cells carry oxygen and remove carbon dioxide from the body. Iron and copper are minerals that make healthy red blood cells.
Macro-minerals are required in larger levels in our bodies. They include sodium, calcium, chloride, phosphorus, magnesium, sulfur, and potassium.
People can have mineral deficiencies. This means that they are not getting enough minerals in the body. Symptoms of a mineral deficiency include constipation, weakened immune system, diarrhea, irregular heartbeat, loss of appetite, and nausea.
There are also mineral excesses or overdoses when the body gets too many minerals at one time. Symptoms of an excess are dry mouth, increased thirst or urination, severe nausea, stomach pain, and vomiting.
To keep your body healthy you need to eat foods with good sources of minerals. These foods include milk, cheese, chicken, garlic, salmon, and green vegetables.

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