Water and minerals are beneficial to the body both individually, and together. There are four main minerals the body uses to maintain proper function. The first, calcium, is necessary for building bones, clotting blood, and maintaining blood pressure. This mineral is found commonly in dairy products and green leafy vegetables. The second is iron, which is an essential component of hemoglobin, which helps carry oxygen throughout the body. Red meat, pork, and beans are three examples of foods that are high in iron levels. Magnesium is the third mineral, required for muscle and nerve function, energy production, and calcium balance. This mineral can be found in whole wheat, nuts, and a wide variety of fruits. Lastly, potassium, maintains body fluid balance and blood pressure, heartbeat, and proper growth. Bananas, spinach, and broccoli are foods in which potassium can be found. Unfortunately, too much of any of these minerals in the body can be detrimental. When a body is well hydrated, any extra amounts of minerals or other toxins can be passed from the body through urination. Lack of water creates an imbalance of electrolytes and minerals, which can cause organs to function improperly, which is one of the many functions of water in the body. Nearly all of the main systems within the body depend highly on a sufficient amount of water. Joints and tissues in the mouth, eyes, and nose require water for lubrication. Next, the regulation of the temperature of the body requires water due to the fact that once the water absorbed by the body reaches a temperature, it maintains that temperature. Considering that about 60% of our body is water, this is one of the main functions. Water helps in the prevention of constipation, which also is removing toxins from the body. Protection of body organs and tissues, and the maintenance of health functioning is a benefit of hydration because water carries nutrients and oxygen to cells and helps dissolve minerals and other nutrients. This is why water…
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 are needed to maintain structure and regulate chemical reactions and body processes. For example calcium helps keep our bones strong and sodium, potassium and chloride help regulate water balance. Major minerals like all minerals are needed in our daily diet, sodium, potassium, and chloride just to name a few are the major ones needed. There are also smaller amounts of minerals needed known as trace minerals such as iron, copper and zinc to name of few. All minerals are needed…
scientists identified over 2,000 minerals. Well minerals have certain characteristics that help to identify them. Minerals can be identified by their color, luster, streak, cleavage, hardness, density, crystals. Minerals are identified by analyzing their physical properties.
Color is one of the physical properties most commonly used to describe minerals. Color is not always a good clue to identity of a mineral. Many minerals are found in several colors and many minerals have extra chemicals in…
since the company first introduced the synchronized “Water Babies” in 1998. The only difference between the “Water Babies” and the last two commercials were the use of actual water in the commercial itself.
In 2012 Evian changed their tagline/slogan from “Natural Spring Water” to “Live Young”. I believe this change was very important for the company as they repositioned their product from their competitors that also offered natural spring water and create market segmentation. The “Live Young” slogan…
By: Taylor shields
Hi! My name is Gem. I have just been discovered by lady scientist Taylor Shields. I am the first every gem to be found on earth. No one knows this, but my family of 1,000,000,000 lives under the surface of the earth. Oh and don’t forget about uncle Bob, so that’s 1,000,000,001. There’s more to mention but it’s too long to say.
Now I’m going to list some things about gems! Gems hardness is 8. The other name for gem is Topaz. The most valuable gems are yellow…
Minerals are a vital nutrient that is necessary for the development of a healthy body. Trace minerals and macrominerals are the essential minerals that our body needs. Calcium, potassium, sodium, magnesium, sulfur, phosphorus and chloride are macro minerals that the body requires an abundance of. Trace minerals are also required minerals; however, the body only requires a small amount. Iron, fluoride, selenium, manganese, zinc, iodine, cobalt, and copper are trace minerals.
Trace minerals and…
Minerals is a naturally occurring substance that is solid. A mineral must occur
naturally, must be inorganic, must be a solid, must be
in an orderly internal structure, must have a chemical composition that vary with specified limits. Some of the types of minerals are Adelite, Braunite, Fluorite, Cerite, and the most common mineral, Silicates. Minerals can be described by various physical properties which relate to their chemical structure and composition.
An Atom is the smallest…
February 24, 2014
Gypsum is a mineral with no original discoverer, though the ancient
egyptians were the first to take advantage of its wide range of uses. Even
though the average american has never even heard of gypsum, every year
over 15 million tons of gypsum are used. Gypsum is around you basically
at all times, from the plastic cups in your kitchen, to the toothpaste in your
bathroom, to the plaster on your walls. It is used in plaster(also known as…
Water and Minerals
Minerals and water have very important functions in the body. They both help with hydration of the body and maintain a healthy immune system. Maintaining a healthy immune system is done by regulating the body’s temperature, keeping the bones of the body strong, and helps with creating and regulating energy.
A mineral, such as calcium is provide in dairy products, such as milk, yogurt, and cheese, Calcium helps maintain…