Minerals

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Calcium

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Chloride

  • One of the key tasks of major minerals is to maintain the proper balance of water in the body
  • Chloride, or more specificaly chloride ions is one of the substances needed to sustain life, along with sodium (ions) and potassium
  • These substances are essential for the body for maintaining fluid levels in blood vessels
  • The body is not able to manufacture chloride (or sodium) by itself, so it must get it through food and salt is the common source for it.
  • Chloride helps the body maintain normal functioning of the cells, for nerve and muscle functioning and is an essential important component needed for electrolyte balance within the body
  • An electrolyte is an electrically charged mineral that maintains a balance within our cells, tissues and fluids within our bodies
  • Nerves transmit signals to each other via an electrical charge
  • Chloride is needed for the body to be able to conduct nerve transmissions.
  • If electrolytes get too low, the fluid cannot carry an electrical charge and muscles cannot contract.
  • Losing chloride when sweating causes problems with muscle functioning
  • Chloride is an essential component of digestive juices within the stomach acid and is therefore needed for metabolism, which is the process that turns food into energy for the body
  • Chloride maintains the blood's ph level
  • Chloride is needed for proper kidney function, which in turn regulatse the amount of chloride in the blood
  • Some natural foods that contain chloride:

  • sea salt, Himalayan pink salt, seaweed, tomatoes, lettuce, celery, olives, rye
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    Phosphorous

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    Potassium

     

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