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Chapter-07 Minerals

BOOK TITLE: Essentials of Nutrition and Biochemistry for Basic BSc Nursing

Author
1. Clement I
ISBN
9789385891526
DOI
10.5005/jp/books/18059_8
Edition
1/e
Publishing Year
2018
Pages
13
Author Affiliations
1. VSS College of Nursing, Bangalore, VSS College of Nursing, Bengaluru, Karnataka, India, VSS College of Nursing, Nagadevanahalli, Mysore Ring Road, Bengaluru, Karnataka, India, VSS College of Nursing, No. 78, Nagadevenahalli, Mysore Ring Road, Bengaluru, India, VSS College of Nursing Nagadevanahalli, Bengaluru, Karnataka, India, VSS College of Nursing, Nagadevanahalli, Bengaluru, Karnataka, India, VSS College of Nursing, Nagadevanahalli, Bengaluru (Karnataka), India, Columbia College of Nursing, Bengaluru, Karnataka, India
Chapter keywords
Mineral, calcium, phosphorus, iron, zinc, iodine, fluoride, sodium, potassium, magnesium, chlorine, trace element

Abstract

This chapter focuses on minerals. Minerals may be defined as those elements, which remain largely as ash when plant and animal tissues are burnt. The human body contains more than 19 minerals, all of which must be derived from foods. There are a number of minerals or inorganic elements that play an important role in nutrition. Mineral elements are present in organic compounds, such as hemoglobin, phospholipids, thyroxin as inorganic compounds in sodium chloride and calcium phosphate and as free ions. Minerals are important for the body in various ways. They are required to form such organic compounds-like phosphoproteins, hemoglobin and thyroxin. This chapter covers the classifications of minerals, calcium, phosphorus, iron, zinc, iodine, fluoride, sodium, potassium, magnesium, chlorine, and trace elements.

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