Major Minerals

What are Major Minerals and the role they play in your health

Minerals are naturally occurring substances that play an important role in keeping the human body healthy and functioning properly.  When minerals enter the human body through the food we eat that do not dissolve nor change form, hence they are known as inorganic substances.

There are two types of minerals your body requires, these are major minerals and trace minerals.  The difference between major and trace minerals is based on the amount we need.  The body requires large amounts of major minerals and small amounts of trace minerals.  Listed below is information how the role each major mineral plays in your body and what foods contain these minerals.

Major Mineral

Source

Function

Calcium

Seafood Platter
  • Soy Sauce.
  • Table Salt.
  • Artichokes.
  • Seafood.
  • Keep bones and teeth healthy.
  • Muscle contraction and relaxation.
  • Regulate blood pressure.
  • Allow communication between cells.

Chloride

milk
  • Soy Sauce
  • Table Salt
  • Meat
  • Milk
  • Balances fluid in the body.
  • Maintain proper kidney function.
  • Along with sodium and potassium helps to deliver nutrients to the body.

Magnesium

Leafy Green Vegetables
  • Nuts and seeds
  • Leafy Green Vegetables
  • Artichokes
  • Seafood
  • Assist the body in producing protein.
  • Assists in muscle contraction.
  • Maintain a healthy immune system.

Phosphorous

Fish to eat
  • Meat
  • Fish
  • Poultry
  • Eggs
  • Provide energy to the cells in the form of ATP.
  • Maintain healthy bones and teeth.

Potassium

Salmon and lemons
  • Salmon
  • Milk
  • Sweet Potatoe
  • Broccoli
  • Maintain the correct balance fluid in  the body.
  • Ensure nerve function.
  • Assist in muscle contraction.

Sodium

Table Salt
  • Table Salt
  • Red Meat
  • Leafy Green Vegetables
  • Soy Sauce
  • Maintain correct balance of fluid in the body.
  • Assist in muscle contraction.
  • Ensure proper nerve function.

Sulpher

Vegetables
  • Meat
  • Seafood
  • Poultry
  • Vegetables
  • Help in producing hair.
  • Make cartilage.
  • Produce nails and skin.
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