Food-Zine February Issue 2024

14 VESTIGE PRIME CMD Significance of Minerals for a Healthy Gut What are minerals? Minerals are those elements that are found on the earth and in the food we eat. Our body need minerals to develop and function normally. What is the importance of minerals? We need minerals for walking, talking, thinking, sleeping and everything we do in our daily life. We need to consume minerals daily to stay healthy. Minerals assist the human body to maintain a proper balance of water. Minerals are needed for cellular nourishment. They are vital for the health of tissues and cells. They are even responsible for body fluids inside and outside cells, turning the food eaten into energy. Minerals like calcium and magnesium can help in absorption and the transportation of Vitamin D3 in the human body. What are the major issues faced due to the lack of minerals? Mineral deficiency can lead to major health issues like weak bones, decreased immune system, unhealthy gut, indigestion, fatigue, tooth decay, numbness, low immunity, restlessness, muscle cramps, brittle hair & nails, and many more. The human body requires varying amounts of minerals daily in order to build strong bones and muscles. Only 16 to 18 minerals are found in meals whereas the human body needs a minimum of 60 minerals, which can be fulfilled only by taking supplements.

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