Minerals

By: Maddie Joseph

What does it do and how does it function in our bodies?

Minerals help our bodies grow, develop, and stay healthy. Our bodies use minerals to build strong bones, transmit nerve impulses, make hormones, and even maintain a regular heartbeat.
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Dangers of getting too much or too little:

Sodium: too much can cause high blood pressure possibly leading to heart disease and other health complications.

Iron: too much can lead to toxicity (digestive upset, organ failure, even death)


Iron: too little can lead to anemia as iron helps the body replenish red blood cells.

Calcium: too little can cause crooked teeth and brittle bones. Lacking calcium could lead to Osteoporosis, a condition where the bones lose minerals and become too weak.

Interesting Facts:

Minerals are the body's BACKBONE :-p !!!

There are major and trace minerals.

Majors: Calcium, iron, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium, and sodium

Trace: Chromium, copper, fluoride, iodine, selenium, and zinc

Without the right amount of minerals, people may become deficient and develop deficiency-related diseases.

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M- major minerals have important functions

I- iron replenishes red blood cells

N- nice bones come from calcium

E- even teeth come from calcium too!

R- right amount can prevent deficiency

A- anemia is what you get when you don't have enough iron

L- legumes are sources of calcium

S- stay healthy and get your minerals! :-P