Minerals and Vitamins
Below are minerals and vitamins crucial to our health, contained in all the foods we soak and ferment for your wellbeing.
Iron is a mineral that the body needs for growth and development. Your body uses iron to make hemoglobin, a protein in red blood cells that carries oxygen from the lungs to all parts of the body, and myoglobin, a protein that provides oxygen to muscles. Without healthy red blood cells, your body can't get enough oxygen, and this can result in you feeling increasingly tired or exhausted. Iron contributes to normal cognitive function such as memory, concentration, learning and problem solving. It is necessary for immune cell creation and growth. Lower iron levels may contribute to an increased risk of our immune systems being compromised. Iron plays a vital role in the process by which cells make energy. Human cells require iron in order to convert energy from food into ATP (Adenosine Triphosphate) and this is the body’s primary energy source.
Calcium builds bones and keeps teeth healthy. It regulates muscle contractions, including your heartbeat and ensures blood clots normally. Your blood vessels need calcium to help move blood and nutrients through blood vessels. This includes hormones and enzymes that impact nearly every function in the body.
Potassium maintains normal blood pressure. It transmits nerve signals between organs and controls muscle contractions. It ensures optimal water balance within the system and balances pH in the body between acidity and alkalinity.
Magnesium is needed for more than 300 biochemical reactions in the body. It helps to maintain normal nerve and muscle function, supports a healthy immune system, keeps the heartbeat steady, and helps bones remain strong. It also helps adjust blood glucose levels. It aids in the production of energy and protein.
Phosphorus is used to keep the bones strong and healthy. It filters and removes waste from the kidneys and promotes healthy nerve conduction throughout the body. It makes DNA and manages the body’s energy usage and storage. It repairs damaged tissues. It helps the muscles contract and aids muscle recovery after exercise.
This is by no means an exhaustive list but inspiration towards better understanding what food has the power to do for our health when looked at responsibly.
We take our information from Medical Libraries and so we cannot mention the potential benefits of things or what is under research.