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Articles on Natural Food Sources of Essential Minerals

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Katie McKenna, LMHC, CN - Therapist & Nutritionist

 

Organic Foods - For Improved Human Health and Environment
by Katie McKenna, LMHC CN

 

 

 

 

Research shows organic foods have more 25% more vitamins, minerals and phytonutrients because the top soil is better cared for and protected. Organic foods contain higher levels of beta carotene, vitamins C, D and E, cancer-fighting antioxidants . . .Read more »

 
Ralph Teller

Natural Food Sources of Iron
by Ralph Teller

 

 

 

 

 

"Iron like other nutrient needs should be met primarily NATURALLY through consuming foods rich in Iron. Certain foods aid in the absorption of Iron and others lessen Iron absorption. Iron is found in both animal and plant foods, but in different forms . . .  Read more »

 
Ralph Teller

Getting Enough Calcium? - Natural Food Sources of Calcium
by Ralph Teller

 

 

 

 

 

"Calcium plays a key role in health and is especially important for the peak performance and health of endurance athletes, as Calcium maintains strong dense bones. Calcium plays a key role in contraction of the heart muscle to pump blood throughout the ....  Read more »

 
Ralph Teller

Potassium Natural Food Sources for Optimum Health and Performance
by Ralph Teller

 

 

 

 

 

"Potassium is an essential mineral micronutrient in human nutrition. Potassium is also the eighth or ninth most common element by mass (0.2%) in the human body. Only the major minerals calcium and phosphorus are more abundant....  Read more »

 
Ralph Teller

Zinc Natural Food Sources and Health Benefits
by Ralph Teller

 

 

 

 

 

"Zinc is an essential mineral that is naturally present in some foods. Zinc plays a key role in metabolism, immune system health, wound healing, and for men, testosterone production.Zinc also supports normal growth and development during pregnancy, ...  Read more »

 
Ralph Teller

Selenium Natural Food Sources for Optimum Health
by Ralph Teller

 

 

 

 

 

"Humans require selenium for the function of a number of selenium-dependent enzymes needed to form a functional protein. Selenium is important to growth and immune system function. Selenium also plays several other key functions including ...  Read more »

 
Ralph Teller

Magnesium Natural Food Sources for Peak Performance and Health
by Ralph Teller

 

 

 

 

 

"Magnesium is a key electrolyte, the fourth most common element in the Earth as a whole (behind iron, oxygen and silicon). and is the 11th most abundant element by mass in the human body. Magnesium ions are essential to all living cells." ...  Read more »

 
Ralph Teller

Iodine Natural Food Sources for Optimum Health and Protection
by Ralph Teller

 

 

 

 

 

"Iodine is an essential component of certain thyroid hormones that regulate many important biochemical reactions, including protein synthesis and is critical to metabolic activity. As the body cannot synthesize Iodine, it must be obtained through diet....  Read more »

 
Ralph Teller

Chromium and Metabolism, Natural Food Sources of Chromium
by Ralph Teller

 

 

 

 

 

"Chromium is directly involved in carbohydrate, fat, and protein metabolism, plays key role in human health and is also important to an athletes peak performance. Chromium may also be helpful in preventing and managing Type 2 Diabetes...  Read more »

 

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