How minerals are important for the body

In this article you can come to know how minerals are important for the body and its uses.Minerals is a solid inorganic element curing in nature it is essential for the formation of cells of the body. Minerals are essential for maintaining optimal health.

Minerals are important constituent of all cells. They form the greatest portion of bones, teeth and nails there are essential components of respiratory pigments, enzymes and enzyme systems. They regulate the premeability of cell membranes and capillaries.

How Minerals are important for the body take a look

Yes, minerals are important for the body in many ways.

  • Minerals regulate the muscles and nervous tissues. 
  • There are necessary for maintenance of proper acid base balance
  • There are essential constituent of secretion of glands
  • They play a vital role in water metabolism and regulators of blood volume

By this we come to know how minerals are important for the body and in the complex processes going in the body. As mineral salt is excreted from the body through urine  it must be replaced daily through to food intake Minerals and average quantity that are required for the human body are mentioned below.

Different types of minerals and their Quantity

 mineral salt                                quantity

 Calcium —————————- 1000 gms

 Phosphorus————————- 780 gms

 Potassium—————————140 gms

 Sulphur —————————- 140 gms

 Sodium——————————100 gms

 Chlorine—————————– 95 gms

 Magnesium ————————-19 gms

 Iron ———————————4.2 gms

 Copper—————————— 72 gms

Iodine ——————————13 gms

 Manganese———————— 12 gms 

 Fluorin2—————————–2.6 gms

 Zinc——————————– 2.3 gms

 Chromium————————- 2.0 gms

 Cobalt—————————— 1.5 gms


it is very important minerals that is needed for our body. 99% of the body calcium is present in bones and teeth. Vitamin D is essential for the metabolism and absorption of calcium in the body. Calcium is important for the working of enzymes, it supplies energy for the contraction of the muscles, it prevents swelling and bleeding,

Deficiency of calcium causes bones to brittle, blood circulation slows down and loses its capacity for coagulation.

Calcium contain in the food such as fenugreek the drumstick and other leafy vegetables beetroot fig  grapes watermelon milk dry fruits millet sesame seeds Black Beans have a abundant amount of calcium


Phosphorus is another important mineral for the human body  75% of the Phosphorus is present in bones and teeth  remaining 25% present in various parts of the body.Phosphorus does the following function to maintain our body healthy. The body requires 1.0 gm of phosphorus daily.

Function of the phosphorus Phosphorus is essential for the growth and  Phosphorus is essential for the growth and nourishment of the body.It activates digestive juices helps in process of metabolism of sugar and fat also essential for functioning of brain and nerves.

Deficiency of phosphorus causes loss in weight, We can see the bones and teeth a body requires 1.0 G of phosphorus daily food containing Phosphorus are milk, yeast, dry fruits, soya beans, carrot, Guava and dates. 


Iron is the important mineral present approximately 70% in the body it forms a part of haemoglobin in the red corpuscles of the body. The oxidation in the body depends on this red corpuscles and 20% of iron is preserved in the liver.

Muscles also have iron in the form of myoglobine.The function of is for the supply of oxygen through lungs to each cell of the body, It is also required for the respiration of the cells

The deficiency of iron causes anaemia Due to lack of vitamin C and E the red corpuscles is destroyed In such cases body requires more iron. the minimum requirement of iron per day is 12.0 mg

Iron is found abundantly in  green leafy vegetable, fenugreek,  mint, mango, dates, sesame, millet, soya beans, Black Beans,  Pista nuts etc.


Potassium is another important minerals  which are necessary for the constitution of cells and muscles. It maintains elasticity of the muscles. Daily requirement of the body is 4.0 gms. It is found in food like garlic, radish, pumpkin, tomatoes, spinach, Guava, Apple, milk and potatoes.


Sodium required for the body to produce hydrochloric acid in the stomach.It prevents accumulation of calcium in the Muscles.The daily requirement of the body is approximately 2.0 g. Defficiency leads in formation of kidney stones. Sodium is found in food in sufficient quantity in beetroot, carrot and french beans.


Iodine is necessary for the secretion of thyroid gland.It is essential for the formation of thyroxine and triiodothyronine these two harmone secreted by thyroid gland. Iodine helps in the process of metabolism.  Its deficiency cause menstrual Problems, malfunction of thyroid gland, obesity, myxoedema, and many disorders like constipation, drowsiness and Cardiac trouble. Scrofula is the main symptom of deficiency of Iodine. Iodine is found in all green leafy vegetables.Its daily requirement is 140mg.


Magnesium is necessary for the health of bones and teeth.It maintains in the functioning of muscular system. Minimum quantity of Magnesium required daily for the body is 0.6 gm. It is available in food Guava, Radish, spinach and potatoes etc.


Chlorine is necessary for the production of hydrochloric acid in the stomach.It purifiers blood and prevent joint stiffness. 15.0 to 20.0 gram of chlorine is required for the body daily. Carrot, Apricot beetroot, french beans, cabbage, tomatoes, banana, dates, legume contain Chlorine.


Sulphur is a blood purifying mineral. It activates the liver and brightens the skin. 0.3 gram of sulphur is required daily for the body. sulphur is available in garlic, beetroot, radish, onion etc 


Manganese subsists particularly in pancreas, liver and hair. It strengthens the muscles and increases resistance power of the body against disease. Garlic, beetroot, cabbage, and Guava contain Manganese.


It is necessary for the constitution of bones and teeth.


It is necessary for the absorption of iron in the body.


It is essential for the health of the prostate gland.


It helps in production of hemoglobin.

All these above said minerals are present in  fenugreek, spinach, leafy vegetables, Guava, carrot, beetroot, potatoes etc. This is how the minerals are important for the body

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