The importance of minerals for health

Vegetables are a source of minerals

In our article What is health and disease - definitions, we define health and disease from different points of view. Although the disease, summarizing a lot, is the effort made by the body to restore the lost balance, usually there is always an imbalance in the amount of minerals, ie, a nutritional deficiency.

Faced with a disease there are two basic conditions: a water phase and a painful chronic stage there is a long time and that is usually repressed.

The chronic condition is a state of toxicity underactive which is located in any organ. If chronic illness is underactive the affected organ, as is usual, is very important to provide adequate chemical nutrients to the body to return to its normal activity.

If, however, a tissue or organ is hyperactive (acute phase) for long, chemicals deplete more quickly and should be repaired and reconstructed.

Therefore, having the convenient supply of chemical elements in our organs and tissues is essential to counter the deterioration and thus prevent future are exhausted or are completely exhausted.

Minerals and chemicals in our bodies

We will now list what comprises a body of about 70 kg.


  • 40.7 kg of oxygen
  • 16.3 kg of carbon
  • 6.3 kg of hydrogen
  • 1.7 kg of calcium
  • 1.6 kg N
  • 570 g of phosphorus
  • 113 g of chlorine
  • 99 g of sulfur
  • 85 g of potassium
  • 70 g of sodium
  • 57 g of fluorine
  • 40 g of magnesium
  • 7 g of silicon
  • 5 g of iron
  • Signs of iodine
  • Signs of manganese
  • Evidence of numerous other trace elements.


Minerals and chemicals for organ and tissue

Here are the main chemicals that the body requires according to the body:

  • Lungs and Respiratory - Oxygen and iron
  • Tissues and secretions - Potassium and chlorine
  • Liver - Sulfur and iron
  • Stomach and digestive system - Chlorine and sodium
  • Teeth and bones - Fluorine and clacio
  • Nails and hair - Silicon
  • Skin and circulation - sulfur, silicon, zinc and oxygen
  • Kidneys - Chlorine
  • Heart - Potassium
  • Intestines - Magnesium
  • Thyroid - Iodine
  • Brain and nervous system - Phosphorus and manganese
  • Pituitary gland - Bromo
  • Adrenal glands - Zinc
  • Spleen - Fluorine and copper
  • Prostate - Zinc
  • Pancreas - Zinc

Usually, the most often in short supply are calcium, sodium, iodine and silicon.

You have to understand that when these substances tend to produce disease are scarce and we have to keep in mind that we need to replace them or provide them to the body but as God delivers us through nature. That is, must come to us through the plant and animal kingdom.

An example. When we say we do not mean we need sodium to make table salt, but sodium salts of the body. These must have its source in foods that are in nature, such as celery, figs, etc.

Our food should be the main source to obtain mineral salts. Of course, mineral supplements can be very beneficial when due to our habits and lifestyle fail to feed us healthy.

Also keep in mind that over-exploitation of agricultural land is depriving our body of minerals we need and sometimes you have to replace them through supplements.

But as we noted recently in an article we have an excellent tool at our disposal: fruit juices and vegetables. In these we find an inexhaustible source of minerals.

Moreover, if we strive to follow a daily health regimen as mentioned in our article The laws of healing through food does not have to worry about the vitamins, minerals, and calories.

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