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A mineral is a kind of micronutrient that is essential for good health. All minerals are inorganic substances absorbed from the earth by plants and cannot be produced by plants or animals.
The body utilizes over eighty of these chemicals. They are vital for the growth and production of bones, nails, hair, teeth, nerves, blood, vitamins Wholesale Latrell Sprewell Jersey , hormones and enzymes. In addition, they contribute to the healthy functioning of blood circulation, fluid regulation, nerve transmission, cellular integrity, muscle contraction and energy production.
Because the earth聮s soil is now so nutrient depleted, even people who eat the healthiest foods often do not consume the required levels of minerals. This results in many kinds of illnesses Wholesale Wilt Chamberlain Jersey , including energy loss, premature aging and degenerative diseases such as heart problems, bone disease and cancer.
Consequently, many people choose to take a supplement, which can provide some of the missing minerals. The risk of mineral deficiency can also be minimized through the consumption of a balanced diet that is rich in fruits and vegetables. Good sources of minerals other than fruits and vegetables include meats, nuts, beans and dairy products.
The following can serve as a rough guide for ensuring the adequate consumption of some of the most important minerals:
Calcium (Ca): This mineral is mainly found in dairy products Wholesale Tim Hardaway Jersey , cereals, fruits and vegetables. Tinned fish such as sardines are excellent sources of Ca but are not eaten enough by most people. A sufficient intake of calcium may help to prevent osteoporosis.
Chromium (Cr): The richest dietary sources of Cr are spices such as black pepper and brewer聮s yeast, raisins, mushrooms, prunes, nuts, beer Wholesale Draymond Green Jersey , red wine and asparagus.
Copper (Cu): Foods high in Cu include kidney, liver, kidney, shellfish, nuts and wholegrain cereals.
Iodine: The condition of the soil contributes greatly to the concentration of iodine found in plants and animals across various regions of the world.
Iron: Meat provides one of the richest sources of iron. Vegetables and cereals also provide iron, but in low concentrations. A good iron intake is particularly important for menstruating women.
Magnesium (Mg): Mg is widely distributed in plant and animal foods, especially legumes Wholesale Nick Young Jersey , nuts, green vegetables, chocolate and cereals.
Manganese (Mn): Relatively high concentrations of Mn have been found in tea, brown bread, nuts, ginger and cereals. The concentration of Mn in crops depends largely on soil quality.
Selenium (Se): Cereals, seafood and meat products are the best sources of Se and are the main contributors to the daily Se intake. Most vegetables and fruits are relatively low in this mineral.
Zinc (Zn): The Zn content of foods varies from exceptionally high levels in oysters Wholesale Klay Thompson Jersey , to negligible in refined foods or those with a high fat content. The best animal source of Zn is found in lean red meat, which has at least twice that of chicken. Cereals and wholegrain foods also provide some zinc.
Without an adequate intake of minerals, the body ceases to function. Give your body the best possible chance to operate at an optimal level of health by making sure you consume plenty. Thankfully, the rainforest comes up trumps again. It seems that some rainforest fruits, like the acai berry, are packed full of minerals and are probably some of the best natural ways for people to boost their mineral intake. No wonder rainforest fruits like the acai are hailed as 聯super foods聰!
ANKARA, Feb. 16 (Xinhua) -- Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu is set to visit Pakistan to hold an inter-governmental conference with a focus on boosting business and economic ties between the two countries Wholesale Matt Barnes Jersey , Turkish analysts said.
The Turkish prime minister will be accompanied by a large business delegation during the two-day visit on Tuesday and Wednesday, and several cooperation agreements are expected to be signed between the high-ranking officials.
"This is an important visit to boost already cordial ties between the two countries by taking further concrete steps to cement relations especially in business," Mehmet Seyfettin Erol, professor of international relations at Ankara-based Gazi University, told Xinhua.
"For years business and economic ties have been underperforming and are not at an attractive level of diplomatic and political relations," he said.
Davutoglu's visit is part of the 4th meeting of High Level Strategic Cooperation Council, an intergovernmental conference to fast track relations in many areas by involving Prime Ministers of both countries and a few cabinet members in the meetings. It was first set up in October 2009.
Davutoglu's visit is the first as Prime Minister since he assumed office last August Wholesale Kevin Durant Jersey , although he frequently travelled to Pakistan as foreign minister.
Pakistan's foreign ministry issued a statement Monday stating there would be official meetings in six key areas comprised of finance and banking, trade, energy, transport and communications, education, culture and tourism.
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