Important Minerals

No. Important Minerals
1. The important minerals required by the body are Calcium, Phosphorus, Potassium, Sodium, Iron, Sulthur etc.
2. Calcium is essential for bones and dentine in teeth.
3. Calcium plays key role in clotting blood and for proper functioning of muscles.
4. The main sources of Calcium are Milk, Green vegetables, Beans etc.
5. Potassium which is present in muscles and blood cells is essential for the growth of tissues.
6. Sulphur is an important component of protein.
7. Sodium is essential for maintaining body fluids.
8. Phosphorus is essential for making nucleoprotiens.
9. Iron is essential for making Haemoglobin in the blood. The deficiency of Iron causes a disease known as Anaemia. The number of RBC`s and Haemoglobin content is reduced due to the Anaemia disease.
10. Deficiency of Iodine causes retarded growth and mental disability. The disease called Goitre is caused due to the deficiency of Iodine. Thyroid glands enlarge abnormally due to the Goitre disease.