The human body consists of minerals. Every organ and every part of the body are minerals: bones, cell structures, arteries, organs, tissues, muscles, hair, lymphatic fluids and so on. Life can not exist without minerals, and the body does not produce them. Where does the body take minerals from? You deliver them from vegetables and fruit as well as dietary supplements. Because only 10% of people consume enough fruit and vegetables, the rest of us have a mineral deficiency.
If I eat enough vegetables and fruits, why do I have to take dietary supplements?
Not so long ago, fruits and vegetables were not produced, only grown. Fruit and vegetables were not sprinkled with fertilizers, they were not waxed, they were not irradiated or stored in argon gas. Eating these vegetables and fruits, we got the right amount of minerals and deficiencies were rare. Now, when fruits and vegetables are the object of production, it is important that there are a lot of them and that they look nice. Nobody cares about the nutritional value of their products.
Therefore, it became necessary to take dietary supplements. We need to fill up the mineral deficiencies in the unhealthy food we eat. Below you will find a list of minerals and diseases related to their deficiency, and food products with the highest content of a given mineral.
Symptoms of calcium deficiency: receding gums, PMS, panic attacks, muscle cramps, weak lungs, low back pain, kidney stones, insomnia, weakness of the bones.
Foods rich in calcium: yellow cheese, curd, goat milk, sesame seeds, unpeeled cereal grains, almonds.
Symptoms of sodium deficiency: nervousness, dissociation, poor eyesight, dry mouth, headache, coated tongue, joint pain, fatigue, halitosis, rigid tendons, stiff joints.
Sodium rich foods: goat milk, goat milk, figs, apples, apricots, kale, dried plums, raisins, strawberries, sunflower seeds, black olives, celery, asparagus.
Symptoms of potassium deficiency: fearfulness, mental weakness, reduced energy, pain, acidification of the body, a tendency to violence, suspicion, loss of ambition, nervousness, negative attitude to life.
Potassium-rich foods: black olives, bitter vegetables, seeds, nuts, apple cider vinegar, soy milk, spinach, goat milk, grapes, apples, bananas, cheese, cucumbers, fish, lettuce.
Symptoms of magnesium deficiency: ADHD, disgust for eating, calcification of the arteries, poor absorption of calcium, seizures, depression, gastrointestinal disorders, growth disorders, menstrual cramps, osteoporosis, seizures, fainting.
Foods rich in magnesium: seeds, nuts, corn flour, rice, wheat germ, avocado, coconut, spinach, goat milk, grapes, honey, whole wheat.
Symptoms of phosphorus deficiency: weakness, neuralgia, limb numbness, lack of self-confidence, sensitivity to noise, fatigue.
Foods rich in phosphorus: meat, egg yolk, dairy products, fish, almonds, rice bran, pumpkin seeds, soy, lentils, sunflower seeds, almonds, various types of beans, carrots, pecans, lentils, cabbage.
Symptoms of manganese deficiency: ADHD, asthma, carpal tunnel syndrome, convulsions, weakened libido, miscarriages, slow growth rate, nightmares.
Foods rich in manganese: nuts, seeds, pineapple, parsley, lettuce leaves, celery, berries, peas, apricots.
Symptoms of copper deficiency: ADHD, anemia, arthritis, violent behavior, cerebral palsy, high cholesterol, eyelid tremor, hernia, cirrhosis, learning disabilities, low blood sugar, high risk of strokes, varicose veins.
Copper-rich foods: liver, seafood, almonds, vegetables, leafy vegetables, whole grain cereals.
Symptoms of selenium deficiency: age spots, skin aging, Alzheimer’s disease, cancer, cystic fibrosis, fatigue, palpitations, HIV, hypothyroidism, liver damage, muscle weakness, scoliosis.
Foods rich in selenium: wheat germ, bran, whole grains, onion, broccoli, eggs, seafood, dairy products, meat, asparagus, tomatoes, mushrooms, nuts.
Symptoms of iodine deficiency: goiter, menstrual problems, heart and lung problems.
Foods rich in iodine: seaweed, fish, marine plants, watermelons, okra, mustard, green peppers, eggplant, Brussels sprouts, carrots, chives, artichokes, agar.
Symptoms of iron deficiency: fatigue, low resistance to disease, anemia, depression, low blood pressure, slow speech, poor memory, susceptibility to colds.
Iron-rich foods: dried fruits, cherries, blueberries, liquid chlorophyll, strawberries, celery, spinach, sunflower seeds, molasses, eggs, goat’s milk, pinto beans.
Symptoms of zinc deficiency: ADHD, hair loss, congenital defects, unpleasant body odor, brain defects, diarrhea, heart defects, hernia, impotence, lung defects, prostate enlargement, loss of smell, low growth.
Foods rich in zinc: goat’s milk, brewer’s yeast, pumpkin seeds, wheat germs, wheat bran, high-protein food, cow’s milk.
Symptoms of chromium deficiency: ADHD, unexpected weight loss, low sperm count, diabetes, manic depression, learning disabilities, low height, hyperactivity, coronary heart disease, cataracts, low blood sugar.
Foods rich in chrome: brewer’s yeast, whole-grain cereals, mussels, meat, cloves and spices, corn oil.
This list does not contain all minerals. These are just the most important minerals we’ve exchanged to make you understand why minerals are so important. Chronic deficiency of any mineral can lead to serious illness.