Minerals are essential nutrients that are needed in small amounts to keep you healthy. The body does not make minerals. To meet your daily needs, minerals must be obtained through the food and beverages you eat and drink. Most people can meet their mineral needs by eating a variety of healthy foods.
Almost all calcium is stored in bones and teeth to help make and keep them strong. Your body needs calcium to help muscles and blood vessels contract and expand, and to send messages through the nervous system. Calcium is also used to help release hormones and enzymes that affect almost every function in the human body. You will get calcium from yogurt, cheese, milk, salmon, leafy green vegetables.
Your body needs iodine to make thyroid hormones. These hormones control your body’s metabolism and other functions. They are also important for bone and brain development during pregnancy and infancy. You will get iodine from Iodized salt, seafood, Be More Chlorella powder and Be More Spirulina powder.
Iron is a part of hemoglobin, a protein that transports oxygen from the lungs to the tissues. It helps provide oxygen to muscles. Iron is important for cell growth, development, and normal body functions. Iron also helps the body make some hormones and connective tissue. You will get iron from red meat, poultry, eggs, fruits, green vegetables, fortified bread, Be More Be Fit superfood mix, Be More Detox superfood mix, Be More Maca powder and Be More Chlorella powder ( 2 tsp provides the daily amount of iron).
It helps your body regulate muscle and nerve function, blood sugar levels, and blood pressure. It also helps your body make protein, bone, and DNA. You will get magnesium from spinach, broccoli, legumes, seeds, whole-wheat bread, Be More Be Fit superfood mix, Be More Raw Cacao powder and Be More Hemp Seeds.
Phosphorus is a mineral that helps keep your bones healthy. It also helps keep blood vessels and muscles working. Phosphorus is found naturally in foods rich in protein, such as meat, poultry, fish, nuts, beans, and dairy products, Be More Chia Seeds and Be More Hemp Seeds.
Potassium is a mineral that your cells, nerves, and muscles need to function properly. It helps your body regulate your blood pressure, heart rhythm and the water content in cells. It also helps with digestion. You will get potassium from meat, milk, fruits, vegetables, grains, legumes, Be More Be Active superfood mix, Be More Maca powder and Be More Baobab powder.
Selenium is a mineral that the body needs to stay healthy. It is important for reproduction, thyroid function, and DNA production. It also helps protect the body from damage caused by free radicals and infections. You will get selenium from organ meat, seafood, walnuts.
Table salt is made up of the elements sodium and chlorine – the technical name for salt is sodium chloride. It helps with the function of nerves and muscles. It also helps to keep the right balance of fluids in your body. You will get sodium from salt, soy sauce, vegetables.
It helps the immune system fight off invading bacteria and viruses. The body also needs zinc to make proteins and DNA, the genetic material in all cells. During pregnancy, infancy and childhood, the body needs zinc to grow and develop properly. Zinc also helps wounds heal and is important for our ability to taste and smell. You will get zinc from meat, shellfish, legumes, whole grains, Be More Be Fit superfood mix, Be More Detox superfood mix and Be More Chlorella powder.
Written by nutritionist Riin Reimer