Why do we need mineral salts?

Answer:

Minerals in food are the elements present in food that are required by our body to develop and function properly.

Minerals in Food

There are many examples of minerals in food; these include:

  • Phosphorus
  • Calcium
  • Sodium
  • Potassium
  • Iron
  • Iodine
  • Magnesium

The body also requires other minerals in trace amounts such as selenium, cobalt and molybdenum. These elements are known to a specific function in the human body.

What is the importance of minerals in human life?

  • Minerals are the nutrients that reside in the body, and are as important to sustain life as our need for oxygen.
  • Minerals are also found in the food in organic and inorganic combinations.
  • Just 5 % of the weight of the human body is mineral matter in the body, essential to all mental & physical processes & for complete well-being
  • Mineral intake has a direct positive effect on bones and teeth.
  • Teeth and bones that have high mineral content are strong and healthy.

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