Essay about Mineral and Water Function

Submitted By sbrinson
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Minerals come in the form of either macro minerals or micro minerals, macro indicates that the body needs more and micro means the body needs less but is a requirement, and all the minerals need to be balanced within the body which could parallel to a large machine needing oil to operate efficiently. The functions of minerals in the body are to give the body the optimal level of care it needs to operate. Minerals have various functions they help with giving oxygen to the blood, supports the bones, minerals enable the relocation of nutrients to other cell membranes they aid in the fight of disease, also keeps the immune system from having foreign objects or free radicals from entering into the body. The sources are calcium, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium, sodium and chloride these are the macro, the micro ones are chromium, copper, iodine, iron, fluoride, manganese, selenium and zinc and all can be found in our food supply such as, vegetables, fish, red meats, fruits and nuts. To prevent any deficiencies a daily requirement is needed and taking supplements helps to ensure the body operates at its best.
The human body needs water in order to sustain itself it is necessary to flush out any foreign objects, it supports our organs, tissues and cells and it helps to control the body’s temperature, supports the joints and prevents constipation. Water aids the digestion process by breaking down foods in which to assist minerals to dissolve into the body. There are a number of ways to determine if the body is hydrated, the elasticity of the skin an example of this is when the skin is pinched if it stays pulled together this is an sign of dehydration another is the color of an individual’s urine if dark