Minerals can be virtually found in all foods. Minerals come from the soil and water and are absorbed by plants or eaten by animals. There are some minerals that we need large amounts of, ed such as calcium for growing and staying healthy. Other minerals that only require us to have small amounts of daily are minerals such as copper, here iron, pills iodine, and zinc. Minerals do not provide us with energy such carbohydrates, proteins, and fats, but they are essential to us because they help regulate body function and body chemistry. They also cannot be produced by our bodies. We have to actually ingest or eat them from our food sources. Minerals are also found in enzymes, hormones, bones, and muscles.
Minerals are also divided into two groups. Macrominerals are found in relatively large amounts and trace minerals are found in very small amounts in the body.
Assignment #1 – Web Read: Facts on Minerals
Assignment #2 – Mineral Search
- Use Glencoe Online Textbook pgs. 264 and other online sources to help you complete the Mineral Search
Assignment #3 – Basic Nutrition Quiz