Iodine

Iodine is found in small amounts in the body.

Some functions of iodine are: helps thyroid function and energy production.

Foods rich in iodine include: seaweed, fish, eggs, potatoes, and beans.

Sodium

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

Some functions of sodium are: maintain acid-alkaline balance in the body, contracts muscles, sustains blood pressure, helps transport nerve impulses and transfer nutrients.

Foods rich in sodium include: fish, seaweed, eggs, coconut water, salt, and chard.  Foods with sodium added in are: cheese, hummus, and bread.

Sodium tends to be high in American diets because it’s found in 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.

B2 or Riboflavin

B2 also known as riboflavin is the B vitamin that can turn your urine bright yellow.

Some functions of riboflavin are: cell growth and respiration, good for vision, hair, nails, and skin, metabolizes fat and carbohydrates.

Foods rich in riboflavin include: nutritional yeast, eggs, oily fish, seaweed, milk products, and green vegetables.

Vitamin K

Vitamin K has been called the thrombotic factor because it thickens the blood and helps with clotting.  There are three forms K1, comes from food, K2, is made in the body, and K3, is a synthetic substance.

Some functions of vitamin K are: blood clotting, maintains bone density, antioxidant, helps synthesize protein, and anti-inflammatory.

Foods rich in vitamin K include: dark leafy green vegetables, other green vegetables, and seaweed.