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Superfoods High in Minerals -- Issue #41
November 15, 2013
IN THIS ISSUE:
What are Minerals?Minerals, referred to as the "spark plugs" of life energy, are essential nutrients for human health. They are the catalysts to our vitality that keep our "battery" charged and running smoothly.
They are important for almost every function of the body and help to keep us hydrated, mentally alert and physically active. We must obtain minerals from our food because the body does not naturally produce them. The plant based foods we consume uptake these minerals directly from the earth and transfer them to us when we eat them.
The main minerals the body requires are called macro-minerals. They include: calcium, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium, sodium, chloride and sulfur.
Micro-minerals (or trace minerals), are needed in smaller amounts. They include: chromium, cobalt, copper, fluoride, iodine, iron, manganese, molybdenum, selenium and zinc.
To properly digest the minerals from the food we eat, we need good stomach acid and adequate amounts of pancreatic enzymes. So, in some situations digestive enzyme supplements and cultured foods, like sauerkraut, can help to increase the amount of minerals you absorb in the digestive tract.
The best way to learn about the minerals you may be currently lacking is to get tested by a qualified laboratory service. This is an important first step to correcting any mineral imbalance you may be experiencing. Minerals work together, so an excess of one can also lead to a shortage of another. Testing is the sure fire way to know what you may need more or less of to provide for optimal health.
Here are some top signs of mineral deficiency that might help you decide whether to undergo further lab analysis.
Top Mineral Deficiency Symptoms:
Top Superfoods High in Minerals
1) Seaweeds - Kelp is our number one seaweed for adding more minerals (and Iodine) to the diet, but all seaweeds have them to a large extent. Seaweeds are best used blended into a hot or raw soup for maximum absorption. The seaweeds you purchase should be tested free of contaminants.
Mineral Boosting Products
Kelp - Maine Coast Sea Vegetables, 2oz - whole leaf
A thinner and more tender variety of Japanese kombu, kelp is the all-purpose sea veggie that can be used soaked and blended into soup stocks for maximum nutrient absorption. Intensely rich in minerals and trace elements, kelp is highest in iron, iodine calcium, potassium, magnesium, and offers substantial amounts of B vitamin's. Phytochemicals in kelp have been shown to absorb and eliminate radioactive elements and heavy metal contaminants from our bodies. Maine Coast Sea Vegetables are certified organic by OCIA and are tested for heavy metal, chemical and microbiological contaminants that may be present in polluted ocean environments. Kelp, Maine Coast Sea Vegetables
Vitamineral Green Powder - Healthforce Nutritionals, 500 grams
Vitamineral Green is a superior, nutritionally dense, therapeutic green superfood powder which nutritionally supports a balanced mineral profile. It contains a full spectrum of naturally occurring absorbable macro and micro-minerals in a raw enzyme-rich formula that is easy to digest and assimilate. In addition it contains all the essential amino acids (protein), antioxidants, chlorophyll, soluble and insoluble fibers, tens of thousands of phytonutrients and a plethora of other synergistically bound organic nutrients. It can be conveniently added to any smoothie or raw soup blend. Vitamineral Green
Marine Phytoplankton - Ocean's Alive,1oz
This unique super-nutrient from the ocean provides the body with an increase in residual energy that builds up significantly when it is ingested on a daily basis. Marine phytoplankton is one of the top superfood algaes, packed with living, nutrient-dense ocean energy with more than 90 ionic and trace minerals. With the smallest nano-particulate size of all micro algae’s, Ocean’s Alive delivers vital life energy at the DNA/Mitochondria level and also penetrates the blood/brain barrier feeding the higher master glands located deep in the brain stimulating significant mental clarity. Ocean’s Alive is an original, live, whole, concentrated raw food requiring no refrigeration and comes packaged in cobalt blue glass bottles with droppers for easy dispensing. One bottle offers a one month supply of mineral-rich liquid algae. Ocean’s Alive Marine Phytoplankton
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All information in this ezine is the personal view of the author and is for educational purposes only and not intended as medical advice, diagnosis or prescription. This information has not been evaluated by the FDA and is not intended to cure or prevent any disease.
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