Morgan Bankston

Definition of Mineral

Minerals are inorganic elements that come from the soil and water and are absorbed by plants or eaten by animals. Your body needs large amounts of some minerals such as Calcium, Iron and Zinc.

Major sources of minerals and what happens if you get too much or not enough minerals

Minerals in food as a part of protein such as meat, poultry, fish, eggs, etc. Too much minerals can result in health issues such as heart problems, diseases and even death. Not enough minerals can lead to muscle pain or weakness, weak bones, not enough energy, etc.

Facts About Minerals.

  • Scientists have said that there are over 3,000 different kinds of minerals.
  • All minerals are inorganic because they are made of nonliving particles.
  • Minerals like zinc, copper, potassium, chloride, manganese, sodium and potassium become part of your body's structure and they regulate your heartbeat, your blood sugar and all of your body processes

Acrostic Poem

M- Many Minerals are good for your health.

I- In lots of foods they can be found.

N- Never eat to many of them, or it could end bad.

E- Everyone needs them in their daily supply of food.

R- Raspberries are rich in minerals and go good in yogurt.

A- As long as you get enough throughout your day, you'll live a long and healthy life.

L- Life will be great if you get all the minerals you need.