By: Maddie Joseph
What does it do and how does it function in our bodies?
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.
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.
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