By: MaKayla Pope

What do they do for your body ?

Minerals help your body grow, develop, and stay healthy just like vitamins do. The body uses minerals to function and to make your bones strong.
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What can happen if the body doesn't get enough ..

If the body doesn't get the amount of minerals it needs, mineral deficiency will occur and will happen over a short period of time. Mineral deficiency can cause a bunch of different health problems down the line.
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Acrostic Poem

M-magnesium is one of them


N-need energy for the body

E-eat the right food

R-red blood cells require iron

A-absorbed through the stomach wall

L-little bit goes a long way

S-stay fit

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Major sources of Minerals

milk, cheese, yogurt, orange juice, meat, fish, dried beans, peas, poultry, wheat things, bananas, papaya, sweet potatoes, tomato juice, greens, beef, pork, etc.
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Intresting Facts

-all nutrients require minerals for popular cellular function

-minerals can be taken as a dietary supplement

-trace minerals are found in small parts of the body and are needed in small amounts in people's diets

-fruits and vegetables are good sources of potassium

-whole grains are high in magnesium, selenium, and chromium

-the study of minerals is called mineralogy

-minerals in composition from pure elements are simple salts to very complex silicates with thousands of known forms

-they provide structure to the body

-some people are born with a certain mineral focus

-minerals are very important during our growing cycles as children

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