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MINERALS What, why and WHere from?

 

MINERALS

 

      Minerals are elements that originate in the Earth and cannot be made by living organisms

 

      Plants obtain minerals from the soil -  most of our dietary minerals come directly from plants or indirectly from animal sources. Soil mineral content varies geographically and by agricultural practices.

 

      Minerals may be present in drinking water – tap water varies with geographic locale and bottled water by specific brand.

 

Major minerals

 

      Considered major because they are required by the body in doses of 100 mg/day or greater  i.e. Greater than 0.01% of body weight.

 

      Minerals are components in the structure of our bodies and help body systems work.

 

      Calcium and phosphorous are the predominant minerals in the body.

 

-       7 Major minerals are required by the body:

 

         Calcium – obtain from food + supplement  

         Magnesium  obtain from food + supplement  

         Chloride - obtain from  Himalayan or Celtic sea salt

         Sodium - obtain from Himalayan or Celtic sea salt

         Phosphorus -  obtain from meats and eggs

         Potassium - obtain from  many foods, E.g. eggs, meats, vegetables and tea.

         Sulfur - obtain from  eggs, meats,  garlic and many other foods

 

Minor minerals (also called trace minerals / elements )

 

      Required by the body in amounts of less than 100 mg/day; i.e. Less than 0.01% of body weight

 

      Unrefined sea salt and Himalayan salt are the best sources of all the trace minerals

 

       Minor minerals – include fluoride, iron, zinc, selenium, chromium, cobalt, silicon, boron, copper, iodine, manganese, molybdenum, nickel, arsenic and vanadium.

 

 

Electrolyte

 

      A mineral salt that can conduct electricity when dissolved in water (e.g., sodium, potassium, chloride).

 

 

      Electrolyte Drink:

Including this drink with meals  to aid digestion and also drink at other times in the day

 

         1/4 teaspoon of Celtic or Himalayan sea salt

         Juice of 1/2 of a freshly squeezed lemon

         6 oz. of filtered water

NUTRITION LINKS

NUTRITION Related Links

“N” = Nutrition

“Live to Eat or Eat to Live”

FOODS

Fruits and Vegetables:

 

Fruits and Vegetables

  - How much Fructose in Fruit?

  - Lemon Juice

  - Sulforaphane  "Eat Your Broccoli!"

  - Garlic

 

Proteins:

Dairy

Eggs

Meat

Fish

 

Fats:

Fats & Oils

 

Carbs:

Grains

Sweeteners

  - Raw Honey

  - Too much sugar

 

Fiber:/span>

Fiber in Foods    “Soluble and Insoluble”

 

Antinutrients:

Antinutrients

  - Phytic Acid / Phytate    “Malabsorption Agent”

 

Other food types:

Herbs, Salt and Spices

Beverages

Legumes, Nuts, Seeds, Dried Fruit

 

Maximize Nutrition in Foods:

Cooking - How to Preserve Nutrients in vegetables

RECIPES

Budwig Breakfast Menu

Breakfast Menu

ENZYMES

ENZYMES  - “Make it Happen!”

PROBIOTICS

PROBIOTICS  - “For Life”

 MINERALS

MINERALS

Calcium

Potassium

Phosphate

Sodium

Chloride

Magnesium – “Missing Miracle Mineral”

Sulfur – “Healing Mineral”

 

Iodine – “Universal Medicine”

Fluoride

Selenium

Zinc

Manganese

Copper

Chromium

Molybdenum

Boron

Iron

ANTI

-OXIDANTS

/VITAMINS

Food /Supplemental Antioxidants

 

Vitamin A – “Grass Vitamin”

Vitamin B Complex

  - Vitamin B9 (Folate)

  - Vitamin B12 (Cobalamin)

Vitamin C – “God’s Medicine”

Vitamin D – “Sunshine Vitamin”

Vitamin E

Vitamin K – “Klotting and Kalcium”

CoQ10 – “Spark and Dampener”

 

Alpha Lipoic Acid 

 

MELATONIN – “Darkness Hormone”

 

Dark Chocolate  – “Anti-inflammatory    

/Antidepressant”

GLYCO

-NUTRIENTS

Essential sugars

FATS

HIGH OR LOW FAT - FAKE OR NO FAT?

 

EFAS  –“The Fats of Life”  

(Essential Fatty Acids Omega-3 and Omega-6)

Damaged/Altered (Toxic) Fats

AMINO ACIDS

L-Arginine - "Precursor to Nitric Oxide (NO)"

HARMFUL

FOODS

Harmful foods / ingredients – Main Page

 

Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs)

 

MSG “And other forms of neurotoxic free glutamic acid”

 

"Sickly Sweet"

- Aspartame  -  “Excitotoxin”

- Splenda (Sucralose)  -  “An Organochlorine"

- Too much Fructose -  “Burdens liver / Increases inflammation / Favors Fat production"

- Too much Sugar -  “Common addiction affecting health"

 

Nanotechnology

 

Caffeine - "The Jitter Drug"

 

Microwaved Foods  - "Not so convenient for your health" 

 

Chlorine  - “Disease-causing Disinfectant in your Water"

 

Fluoride  - "Mega Health fraud and Cover-up"

 

Food Colorings

HERBS

5-HTP  - “SSRI Alternative”

DIM  - “Anti-estrogen with Anticancer Benefits"

SUPPLEMENTS

Daily Nutritional Supplement Chart

 

"Green Drink" -  A whole food multivitamin supplement

OTHER LINKS

Electron-Rich Foods

Bible References to Health