The foundation of human health relies on the quality of the food we eat, which ultimately comes down to the vitality of the soil, in which the food is grown.
Mineral rich soil fosters healthy plants, who become food for herbivores that later are consumed by humans. Plants grown in good soil are excellent source of all needed nutrients, the same goes with animals that have fed on plants from clean and healthy soil. Both can be a resource of minerals in synergy and in an easily absorbable form for the human body.
There are two kinds of minerals: macro minerals and trace minerals. Macro means “large” in Greek and your body needs them in larger amounts. They include calcium, phosphorus, magnesium sodium, potassium, chloride and sulfur. A trace of something means that there is only a little of it so your body needs just small amounts of those. They include iron, manganese, copper, iodine, zinc, cobalt, fluoride and selenium. Different minerals have different benefits so no mineral can be termed as more beneficial or less beneficial than another.
The human body, must maintain its proper levels of different minerals in the body. It´s especially important that there´s a balance in the ratios of certain mineral levels to one another, or the whole system is affected by this lack of balance.
Every living cell on this planet depends on minerals for proper function and structure. In our bodies, minerals function as coenzymes and all enzyme activities involve minerals. They are essential for proper utilization of vitamins and other nutrients. They are needed for proper formation of blood and bone, the maintenance of healthy nerve function, heartbeat regulation, reproduction and fetal development. They are essential to the process of growth, healing and energy release. Detailed description of the function of every individual mineral can be found elsewhere such as on the internet, so please look that up in case you want more information.
Every one of us should make sure to get the minerals we need, for the good of our health.