The Cornerstones of Healthy Food Systems

Mineral Balancing for Healthy Diets

November 30, 2021 Mary Season 1 Episode 4
The Cornerstones of Healthy Food Systems
Mineral Balancing for Healthy Diets
Show Notes

                                                                      RESEARCH REFERENCE LINK
ABOUT EPISODE 4 - Mineral Balancing for Healthy Diets
It is not enough to get the right total amounts of calcium, magnesium, and other minerals in your diet.  It is also important to make sure that the relative ratios of these elements fall within the boundaries of what is required for living cells.   

This episode uses research reported in 

  • Karppanen, H., Karppanen, P. & Mervaala, E. Why and how to implement sodium, potassium, calcium, and magnesium changes in food items and diets?. J Hum Hypertens 19, S10–S19 (2005).

 to illustrate the potential of whole foods diets for helping you maintain a healthy mineral balance.   The excessive amounts of sodium found in processed foods are discussed.
Listeners are encouraged to explore tables 1 and 2 in the article above to compare the relative amounts of sodium, potassium, calcium, and magnesium in whole and processed foods. 

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