November 24, 2009
Your body requires seven macrominerals for proper balance and good health. Here are the seven and perhaps the best sources of each
1) Calcium – Milk from organic, grass-fed to finish cows from local farms.
2) Chloride – Salt, ideally sea salt.
3) Magnesium – Meat from grass-fed to finish local farms that use no antibiotics or hormones.
4) Phosphorous – Meat. Phosphorous is the second most abundant mineral in your body and requires proper balance with magnesium and calcium.
5) Potassium – Vegetables. I buy organic, low-sodium vegetable juice from R.W. Knudsen, which includes 610 milligrams of potassium 22 milligrams of lycopene per 8 ounces.
6) Sodium – Organic meat broths and zucchini.
7) Sulfur – Local omega-3 rich eggs, organic milk and grass-fed to finish, antibiotic- and hormone-free meat from local family farms.
A note on meat:
It is always a win to know how your meat is finished. Meat quality is compromised when animals are stressed out before slaughter. Family enterprises, like American Grass Fed Beef, are fully integrated and control their beef operation almost to your plate.