Monday, July 9, 2018

Supplements Part 2

Minerals

Calcium:  Strong healthy bones and teeth.  Activates enzymes in fat and protein digestion, energy, regulates muscles, blood clotting and transmission of nerve impulses.  It can be found in cheese, yogurt, sardines, canned salmon, milk, edamame, tofu, collard greens, whey protein, rhubarb, beans, lentils, almonds and seeds.



Chromium Picolinate:  Activates enzymes in the body for the metabolism of carbohydrates, proteins and glucose.  Aids in the transportation of amino acids to the liver and heart cells. It can be found in broccoli, grapes, potatoes, garlic, basil, grass fed beef, apples, oranges, green beans, bananas, apples and red wine.



Copper:   Helps in storage and release of iron, also in the absorption of Vitamin C.  Connective tissue formation and supports central nervous system.  It can be found in shellfish, salmon, catfish, orange roughy, tuna, beef, chicken, turkey, milk, cheese, yogurt, nuts, beans, peas, and lentils.


Iodine:  Function of the thyroid gland and thyroid hormones.  Nervous system and circulation and metabolism of most nutrients.  It can be found in iodized and pink salt, baked potato, milk, seaweed, cod fish, shrimp, turkey breast, dried prunes, navy beans, tuna, cheddar cheese, cranberries, strawberries, lobster, canned corn, boiled eggs, and green beans.


Iron:  Found in red blood cells in the form of hemoglobin that carries oxygen from the lungs to all parts of the body.  Found in myoglobin, a form of hemoglobin found in the muscles which store oxygen and releases it for extra energy.  It can be found in beef, lamb, pork, liver, liverwurst, dried beef, eggs, shellfish, tuna, mackerel, haddock, sardines, spinach, sweet potatoes, peas, string beans, beet greens, dandelion greens, collards, kale, chard, wheat bread, bran, corn meal, oats, rye, strawberries, watermelon, raisins, prunes, dried apricots and peaches, tofu, beans, lentils, corn syrup, molasses and maple syrup.


Magnesium:  Healthy strong bones and teeth, helps muscles relax and aids in the function of nerves and muscles including the regulation of a normal heart rhythm.  It can be found in leafy greens, dark chocolate, avocados, nuts, legumes, tofu, seeds, whole grains, and salmon.


Phosphorus:  Strengthens bones and teeth and plays a part in almost every chemical reaction of the body that has to do with carbohydrates, fats and proteins.  It is involved in energy metabolism, regulates materials transported in and out of cell walls.  It can be found in tuna, pork chops, tofu, milk, yogurt, chicken and turkey breast, lentils, squash, pumpkin seeds, beef and quinoa.


Potassium:  promotes normal muscle contraction and a regular heartbeat, preserves normal function of nerve cells, heart cells and skeletal muscle cells.  Maintains water balance in body tissue and cells.
It can be found in sweet and white potatoes, bananas, tomato sauce, watermelon, spinach, beets, chard, yogurt, canned salmon, edamame, butternut squash, white and black beans.


Selenium:  Present in all tissues but is concentrated in the kidneys, liver, spleen and pancreas.  Delays and stops the free radical reactions that damage body cells.  Preserves tissue elasticity.  It can be found in beef, turkey, chicken, cottage cheese, eggs, brown rice, sunflower seeds, baked beans, spinach, lentils, milk, yogurt, brazil nuts, fish, pork, cashews and bananas.


Zinc:  Synthesis of the nucleic acids RNA and DNA which are vital for cell division, cell repair and cell growth.  Also boosts immune system.  It can be found in lamb, pumpkin seeds, chick peas, cocoa powder, cashews, yogurt, mushrooms, spinach and chicken.



Pills can be a more convenient form but having a nutritional food balance is more beneficial.









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