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Mineral salts food

Updated on March 14, 2011

Importance of mineral salts

Mineral salts regulate the metabolism of the body. Some of them are components of enzymes, pigments and structural parts. We obtain most of our mineral requirements from our diet. Some minerals like calcium, phosphorus and sodium are needed in fairly large amounts, while others like iodine and iron are only needed in small amounts.
A lack of necessary mineral salts leads to ill health and deficiency disease.

Mineral salts food

These are mineral salts that can be found in food:
sodium, chlorine, potassium, calcium, phosphorus, magnesium, iron, iodine and fluorine.
Please note that there are other mineral salts that are not listed here.


An important component of blood plasma; maintains the correct osmotic pressure of body fluids; needed in the transmission of nerve impulses and for normal cell membrane permeability. It can be gotten from salts and natural foods especially meat, milk and eggs.


Maintains correct osmotic pressure of body fluids and can be gotten from salts and natural foods. Lack of it in the body causes muscle cramps which may result to oedema.


Similar functions as sodium. Deficiency leads to muscle paralysis. It can be gotten from all natural foods.


A major component of bones and teeth. Needed for clotting of blood, proper functioning of the heart and nervous system, and normal contraction of muscles. It can be gotten from milk, cheese, eggs, green vegetables and almonds.

This is just a short explanation of some common mineral salts and what they can do for you. If you want to read more, see recommended links below.


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      Hafsa 3 years ago

      I need 7 types of mineral salts. Now

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      tabeth chikanya 3 years ago

      Very informative

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      AMA BOATENG 5 years ago