The body of an average person is composed of approximately 70% water, plus components that include vitamins, enzymes, hormones, and essential minerals, whose balance is important for the proper functioning of the body. In elements, the body of an adult consists of 65% of Oxygen, 18% of Carbon, 10% of Hydrogen, 3% of Nitrogen, 1.5% of Calcium, 1% of Phosphorus and 1.5% of other elements.
What are the essential vitamins and minerals the body needs
There are 21 mineral elements essential for the human body. The ground where we walk contains these same elements. The difference is that in the soil, these elements are in inorganic form and in our organisms are in organic form. Man cannot use them in the inorganic form, in which they are found in the earth or soil. When we eat fruits, vegetables, nuts and grains, we are consuming the minerals in an organic way. But man cannot eat clay and live, even when it has all the necessary minerals, because they are inorganic in it. This is also valid for our consumption of drinking water, which contains minerals in inorganic form, which cannot be assimilated by our body. The most suitable water to drink is distilled water (rainwater is also distilled). In this article we are going to take a look at each of those 21 organic minerals that the body and natural foods contain.
CALCIUM – It is one of the most important minerals for the body, in the formation of bones and teeth. It relaxes the nerves, diminishing the nervousness. Calcium contracts the heart and is necessary for the contraction of muscles. Calcium is also required in the complex process of blood clotting. Some of the natural sources of high calcium content include black molasses, almonds, oranges and most green vegetables such as common cabbage (cabbage), turnips, curly cabbage (curly cabbage), etc.
CHLORINE – It is a micro mineral that is needed in very small quantities. Its main function is to act as part of the hydroelectric acid produced in the stomach for the digestion of proteins. You can find them in cabbages, beetroot, radishes, rye flour, coconuts, tomatoes and olives.
CHROMO – It is a micro mineral and its main function is to help maintain blood sugar level and winterization of fatty acids. Those people who have problems with low blood sugar or diabetes should eat many natural whole grains, as this micro mineral is lost in the refining processes of our food.
COBALT – Micro mineral, which needs the body in very small quantities. It is an essential element of Vitamin B-12. Stimulates the production of red cells. It is found in seaweed and all green leafy vegetables.
COPPER – It is a micro mineral that is found in all tissues of the body. Too much can be harmful and cause insanity. Recent studies by Dr. Oscar Roth of Yale University School of Medicine revealed that the level of copper in the serum (blood) is high when using birth control pills. Copper is necessary for pigmentation of the hair and skin, for the formation of bones and the production of red blood cells. Some of the foods that contain Copper are: wheat germ, nuts, honey, raisins, soy and oats.
FLOUR – It is another mineral that the body needs in small amounts. It exists in the body in the form of compounds called fluorides. Its function is to strengthen the bones; acts strongly on the spleen, teeth and the enamel of the teeth. Foods that contain fluorine are cabbage, cauliflower, avocado, tomatoes, watercress, etc. Note: Sodium Fluoride added to our water supply is unnatural and does a lot of damage to the body.
Iodine – It is a micro mineral. Iodine is the favourite nutrient in the thyroid gland and helps regulate body metabolism and balance the Sodium-Potassium ratio. The main symptoms of iodine deficiency are coldness, tiredness, propensity to be overweight, painful menstruation and poor memory. Some dietary sources of iodine are Kelp (seaweed), sea salt, sunflower seeds, vegetables (leaves and stems) of turnips and yellow melon.
IRON – It is a mineral that helps in the production of haemoglobin and in the conduction of Oxygen by the cells, to the tissues. It provides energy and vitality, nourishes tissues from the bloodstream, increases resistance to diseases and helps in growth. The highest food source of Iron is black molasses (3 times higher than the liver). Other sources of Iron are almonds, kelp, cabbage, lentils, oats, grapes and whole wheat flour.
MANGANESE – This mineral is necessary for the glandular system, such as the pituitary gland, pancreas, liver and kidneys. It acts on the nervous system, on muscle coordination. Epilepsy, uncontrollable muscle convulsions and accompanying fainting appear to be the result of manganese deficiency. Manganese’s food sources are: buckwheat, oats, barley, Brazil nuts, sunflower seeds, peas, beans, almonds and brown rice.
MAGNESIUM – It is one of the most important minerals, along with calcium. Magnesium helps in the metabolism of calcium and vitamin C. It regulates nervous irritability and muscle contractions. Walnuts and whole grain cereals are especially rich in Magnesium.
MOLYBDEN – A micro mineral that assists in the metabolization of iron accumulated in the liver. It also helps in the conversion of nitrogen resulting from protein digestion, into uric acid. It then travels to the kidneys and is expelled in the urine. The natural food sources of molybdenum are soybeans, peas, honey, wheat and whole rye, squash (chayote, zucchini), vegetables, molasses, sea salt and fruits.
NICKEL – This is another of the micro minerals that are found in small amounts in the body, but the role it plays in the human body is not yet clear. The main source of nickel is found in vegetables.
FOSFORO – It performs more functions in the organism than any other mineral. 80% is found in bones and 20% in tissues. It is closely related to calcium and therefore found in bones, teeth, muscles and in the brain. It is needed for nerve tissues, especially the heart. Some natural sources of phosphorus are: whole grains, nuts, bananas and seeds. Many processed and gaseous foods contain phosphates; these are harmful and should not be used.
POTASSIUM – Helps the body to maintain an adequate alkaline acid balance. It is essential for muscle contractions; therefore it is vital for proper functioning of the heart, especially the normal heartbeat. Some dietary sources of potassium are green leafy vegetables, oranges, whole grains, walnuts and bananas.
SELENIUM – It is an antioxidant and helps prevent oxidation damage in the red blood cells. Some natural food sources are: kelp (seaweed), garlic, cereals and most vegetables.
SILICON – Silicon is essential for the formation of strong bones and for the normal growth of hair, nails and teeth. It is beneficial in all healing processes and protects the body against many diseases. Some natural food sources are: fruits, particularly apples, whole grains, beets, onions, parsnips, and almonds.
SODIUM – Its function in the body is to prevent the formation of blood clots, stimulate the spleen, regulate the temperature in the body fluids, neutralize acids and relax the heart muscle as well as other muscles of the body. Sodium as an organic mineral does not present any problem to the body, if used in moderation; but the inorganic form, sodium chloride (table salt), can cause problems like fluid retention, damage to the kidneys, heart problems, high blood pressure, etc. Some natural food sources are Kelp (seaweed), celery (celery Spain), romaine lettuce, watermelon and sea salt.
SULPHUR – Found in every cell of the body. The cells that contain most of the sulphur are the skin, the hair, and the joints. This is why it is sometimes called the mineral of beauty. Some natural food sources are radishes (radishes), turnips, onions, celery (Spain celery), green beans (beans), common cabbage, watercress and soybeans. TIN – We know it is necessary for the human body, but little more than this is known until now. This micro mineral is found in all vegetation that grows in soils rich in tin.
VANADIUM – This is also a micro mineral that the human body needs, but very little is known about it. Natural food sources are unrefined whole grains.
ZINC – It is necessary for the brain, the retina of the eyes and the visual process; for normal growth, especially of bones, is also necessary for the development of sexual organs and for normal functioning of the prostate. Zinc deficiency leads to a decrease in the sensitivity of the gustatory and olfactory senses. Some natural food sources are: pumpkin seeds (pumpkin or Yamaha), sunflower seeds, walnuts and leafy greens.
CONCLUSION – Thus we have given a look at the 21 minerals our body must have in order to function properly. Have you noticed how each of these minerals is found in the natural foods that God has given us to feed us? I want to encourage you to get the minerals from the natural foods as they grow and not in any supplementary way. Vitamin and mineral supplements are not natural. Synthetics are chemicals and the others, derived from plants, are refined so that they are separated from the rest of the vitamins, minerals, enzymes, etc., that were in the plant of origin.
KEY THOUGHT – If the good man would have wanted us to take a pill or calcium pill. He would have created a tree that gave pills or pills of calcium. Instead, He created the almond tree to give almonds, which are rich in calcium. He also created the orange tree that produces oranges that are also rich in calcium.