Potassium

Potassium is one of the body’s electrolytes, it helps maintain fluid balance in the body.

Some functions of potassium are: maintain acid-alkaline balance in the body, contracts muscles, helps body utilize protein and nerves conduct impulses.

Foods rich in potassium include: green vegetables, squash, tomatoes, coconut water, carrots, potatoes, pumpkin, apricots, mushrooms, brussel sprouts, and artichokes.

Phosphorus

Phosphorus is a common mineral found in the body.  Most is located in bones and teeth.

Some functions of phosphorus are: energy production, synthesizes protein, contracts muscles, develop and maintain bones and teeth, and helps maintain the acid-alkaline balance in the body.

Foods rich in phosphorus include: fish, yogurt, milk, and cheese.

Phosphorus tends to be high in American diets because it’s found in soda and some processed foods.

Magnesium

Magnesium is one of the most utilized minerals.  It’s good to balance calcium and magnesium intake.

Some functions of magnesium are: part of 300 enzymes that regulate body functions, provides structure to bones and teeth, relaxes muscles, helps nervous and muscular systems.

Foods rich in magnesium include: various vegetables like spinach and chard, legumes, seaweed, flax seeds, squash, coconut water, sunflower seeds, sesame seeds, and quinoa.

Chloride

Chloride is one of the electrolytes that helps with fluid balance in the body.

Some of the functions of chloride are: fluid balance outside of cells, helps form HCL (hydrochloric acid), maintains blood pressure and acid-alkaline balance.

Foods rich in chloride include: seaweed, olives, lettuce, celery, tomatoes, and sea salt.

Calcium

Calcium is the most abundant mineral in the body.  Most of the calcium in the body is found in  bones and teeth.

Some of the functions of calcium are: contracts muscles, tissue repair, provides structure for bones and teeth, regulates heart beat, helps with fluid balance and nervous system.

Foods rich in calcium include: dairy products like milk, cheese, and yogurt, kale, broccoli, seaweed, sesame seeds, and cabbage.