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Health Benefits of Minerals And Vitamins

Updated on November 24, 2017

Minearals For Brain Health

Optimal Health

For optimal health, nutrition and a balanced diet are a must . For children, as well as women calcium is vital as is Vitamin D for children. An optimal healthy body must have a sufficient amounts of nutrients. The best form of vitamins and minerals is in its natural food form. Such as the whole grains, fruits, leafy greens, and vegetables. Dietitians, and physicians generally advise taking a multi-vitamin supplement if their diet is lacking of a balance of fruits and vegetables.

For absorption purposes its always better to intake the natural source form versus just popping a supplement. People who suffer with weakened digestive systems will absorp powder forms, or liquid supplements. easier when eating a balanced meal may be troublesome for them.

Vitamin D is essential for women over 30. It is imperative for women to have a bone density test performed by their medical provider. Along with a bone density test it is essential they have a blood test for testing vitamin D levels to insure healthy bones.

Circulatory System

Your Average Diet

With American's lifestyles becoming increasingly busy with working long hours trying to raise families, and keep the bills paid it becomes challenging to plan and eat a well balanced nutritious meal.

The B-Complex vitamins are the host vitamins for a healthy nervous system, and brain function. B-Complex vitamins stablizes our emotional health.


Blood Pressure and Your Heart Health

Of the circulatory system the heart is the president of organs only weighting in at around 10oz. Can you imagine this small organ is the strongest muscle in our whole body? The heart beats approximately 100,000 times a day to push gallons of blood through over fifty miles of blood vessels.

Niacin Plays an important role in the circulatory system and the heart because of the ability to lower cholesterol levels.

High cholesterol is a danger to the heart and our overall well-being.

Digestive System

Digestive And Central Nervous System

Have you ever noticed people who are always in a hurry eat in a hurry. it's like they think they have to eat the food before it runs away from them . When it comes to digestion eating in a hurry is the wrong thing to do.

Patients who suffer with autoimmune diseases benefit from using B vitamins especially the B6 and the B12 AIDS patients have a lot to a concern the number one concern is keeping a strong and healthy in the long system . AIDS patients will benefit from a multi vitamin supplement which will include all the necessary nutrients to support a healthy immune system.

Because of the nature of the HIV virus and AIDS those infected should take special care for the Central Nervous System; although the disease attacks the immune system itself, AIDS patients should take antidioxants daily, along with other vitamins such as vitamin E.

Source and Role of Vitamin K

Besides vitamin K's blood clotting role, vitamin K has been linked to women who and take regular doses of vitamin K daily are less likely to suffer from a hip fracture . Hip fractures are a major problem among the elderly and I have personally known several individuals who have experienced a fracture.

But the rarest of them all was the incident with a woman who experienced a hip fracture from falling all of the toilet. I thought to myself now I have heard everything.

Vitamin B2

  • Fish And Pork
  • Almonds
  • Wheat Germs
  • Cheese
  • Chicken

Minerals And Their Roles

Minerals are just as vital as vitamins we need potassium to regulate the balance of water in our body. I remember growing up I always thought only old people ate bananas. I remember from my childhood my mother would eat a banana every day . She wasn't old, but to a child 40 was old .

I always wondered what is this potassium thing . Now as an adult I understand how important potassium is and how eating foods high in potassium helps the body to keep blood pressure lowered .

But it doesn't end there now I am an adult, and she's preaching about the magnesium, calcium, and other minerals. She's not familiar with Selenium, but I have that one covered so I tell her about how important Selenium is.

Besides selenium's cancer fighting properties, it is very useful for patients who suffer with arthritis, osteoarthritis, and rheumatoid arthritis.

Natural Sources

Vitamin B5

  • pecans
  • perch
  • oatmeal

Vitamin B6

  • Shrimp
  • Lentils
  • Soybeans
  • Avocados
  • Whole Wheat Flour

Natural Sources

Vitamin A

  • Liver
  • Carrots
  • Squash
  • Tuna
  • Mangoes

Vitamin B1

  • Macadamia Nuts
  • Pine Nuts
  • Chickpeas
  • Kidney Beans
  • Fish

Vitamin B3

  • Beets
  • Veal
  • Salmon
  • Swordfish
  • Peanuts

© 2008 Adrienne F Manson


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    Royal Jelly 7 years ago

    Well researched and presented Hub, covers a lot of important areas great job

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    Adrienne F Manson 9 years ago from Atlanta

    you're welcome

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    Web Market Guide 9 years ago from Moose Jaw, Canada

    comprehensive overview. Anatomy covered well. Thanks