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Sci/241 Week 6 Mineral and Water

By sbcopen Jul 24, 2013 578 Words
Shane Barber
7/24/2013
University of Phoenix
SCI/241 Nutrition
Instructor: Tiera Pack Lawyer
Week 6
Mineral and Water Function

What are the functions and sources of minerals?
* There are two types of minerals, major minerals (macro minerals) and trace minerals (micro minerals). These are the essential minerals the body needs. * Macro minerals are
* Calcium, functions for strong bones and teeth, sources are milk and green leafy vegetables. * Phosphorus, functions for acid balance, calcification of bones and teeth and energy of metabolism, sources are meat, poultry, fish, and milk. * Sodium, functions to promote acid-base balance and water balance, sources are salt, soy sauce, and processed foods. * Potassium, function are protein synthesis and water balance, sources are meats, fruits and vegetables. * Sulfur, functions as a part of protein, part of biotin, and thiamin insulin, sources is all protein containing foods. * Chloride, functions as part of stomach acid, sources are table salt, soy sauce and processed foods. * Magnesium, functions as nerve transmissions, protein synthesis, and muscle contraction, sources are whole grain, nuts, and chocolate. * Micro minerals

* Iron, functions are hemoglobin formation and used in energy utilization, sources are red meats, fish, poultry, and eggs. * Iodine, functions are thyroid hormone that influences growth and metabolism, sources are iodized salt, seafood and bread. * Zinc, functions as part of insulin and enzymes, sources are red meats, seafood, and dairy. * Selenium, functions are antioxidant and immune system response, sources are seafood, meats, and grains. * Manganese, functions are essential for normal bone development and activates enzymes, sources are whole grain, nuts, tea, green leafy vegetables, and coffee. * Copper, functions a necessary part of the formation of hemoglobin, sources are organ meats, shellfish, nuts and seeds. * Fluoride, functions as the formation of bones and teeth, sources are drinking water, tea and seafood. * Chromium, functions to enhance the effects of insulin, sources are mushrooms, dark chocolate, nuts, and whole grains. * Molybdenum Cobalt, functions to aid in the oxidation reactions of vitamin B12, sources are cereal, grains, organ meats, and milk. What is the function of water in the body? (list at least 4). * Water is vital to the body. The body is made up of 55% to 70% water. The body cannot store water so it needs to be replenished daily. Water helps with the following functions of the body. 1) Regulates the body temperature

2) Lubricates the joints
3) Helps prevent constipation
4) Helps dissolve minerals and nutrients to make them accessible to the body. What are some effects of dehydration on the body?
* There are many different effects dehydration can have on the body depending on the severity of dehydration. Moderate dehydration shows symptoms of dry skin, dry mouth, dizziness, and headaches. Severe dehydration can kill people. The effects of severe dehydration are rapid heartbeat, little to no urine, lack of sweating, and extreme thirst. What are 3 symptoms that could help you recognize dehydration? * For me I think about the intake of fluids I have had for the day. Have I drunk enough water for the fluids I have lost? I think about how many times I have been to the bathroom during the day. I have a rule that if I start to sweat then I need to increase my fluids more to replenish what I have lost. I work outside a lot in the heat and three signs that we all pay attention to is lack of sweating, dizziness/confusion, and excessive thirst. *

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