How to know if you are missing some mineral?

¿Cómo saber si me faltan minerales?
Minerals are essential for our body and Basic for our existence; both organs, and tissues, muscles, cells, arteries... need these essential components that we ourselves are unable to produce, hence we have to take into account following an adequate and balanced nutrition where minerals, are always present in the dose just, because we can suffer consequences both for having a deficit in any of them as by an excess.
The level of each mineral is essential, since it directly affects our health in the form of diseases such as anemia, migraines, chronic fatigue, depression, osteoporosis... But watch it carefully to know it better and keep that in mind. Your health is going to thank.

Minerals essential for our body


The probably one of the most important minerals, especially for the heart. Over 300 enzymes in our body depend on its contribution to perform its functions, such as normalize our blood pressure, maintain strong bones and teeth, allow the absorption of calcium, protect our arteries and the ph of the body...

Symptoms of magnesium deficiency

  • Nervousness
  • Muscle weakness
  • Irritability
  • Arterial calcification.
  • Low absorption of calcium.
  • Gastrointestinal disorders.
  • Menstrual migraines.
  • Bad mood.
  • Fainting.
  • Depression.

Magnesium rich foods

-Seeds, nuts, corn, rice flour, wheat germ, avocado, coconut, spinach, milk goat, grapes, honey, Apple...


Potassium is an essential mineral that allows us to maintain the water balance in the body; In addition, it helps us to improve contraction and muscle relaxation, in addition to avoid acidosis and alkalosis of the body. It is basic to our hearts.

Symptoms of potassium deficiency

  • Fatigue.
  • Weakness
  • Dryness of the skin.
  • Muscle aches.
  • High blood pressure.
  • Diarrhea and vomiting.

Foods rich in potassium.

-Potassium is found primarily in marine salts, but you can still have a very appropriate contribution in bananas, walnuts, peanuts, pumpkins, coconuts, carrots, potatoes, mushrooms, melons, strawberries, tomatoes, oranges, soy...


Ore basic to strengthen bones and teeth, regulates our heart rate and helps lower cholesterol. In addition, calcium has an enzyme called lipase, which break down fats.

Calcium deficiency symptoms.

  • Joint pain.
  • Brittle nails.
  • Hypertension.
  • Insomnia.
  • Nervousness.
  • Arthritis
  • Tooth decay
  • Hardening of the arms and legs.

Calcium-containing foods:

Chickpeas, chard, broccoli, pistachios, walnuts, milk and its derivatives, shrimp, prawns, Octopus, mussels, chocolate...


It is a mineral essential to the structure of the bones and teeths. tends to be characteristic for example that people taking many soft drinks, sugary during his life, end up suffering imbalance in this mineral, and that over time, the lack of phosphorus leads to osteopenia or osteoporosis.
It is essential for many chemical reactions in our bodies and we can not forget it.

Symptoms of phosphorus deficiency

  • Anxiety.
  • Fatigue.
  • Irritability.
  • Weakness.
  • Changes in weight.
  • Neuralgia.
  • Sensitivity to loud sounds.

Phosphorus-containing foods:

Meats, egg yolks, dairy products, fish, almonds, rice bran, seeds of pumpkin, soy, lentils, carrots, lentils...


Basic for the production of certain hormones essential for growth, and the metabolism of carbohydrates and lipids, strengthening the immune system, responsible for the body's defenses.

Symptoms of zinc deficiency

  • Psychiatric problems and brain disorders.
  • Hair loss.
  • Diarrhea.
  • Heart problems.
  • Lung disorders.
  • Loss of the sense of smell.
  • Short stature.
  • Allergies and accumulation of toxic.
  • Lack of appetite.
  • Sexual problems.

Zinc-rich foods

Milk goat, Brewer's yeast, pumpkin seeds, bran and wheat germ, foods rich in proteins, goat's milk...


Iron is a mineral that is essential for our health and our bodies, is an essential component for hemoglobin, hence, its main function is to help transport oxygen in blood.

Symptoms of iron deficiency.

  • Fatigue.
  • Anemia.
  • Low blood pressure.
  • Many colds.
  • Low autoimmunity.

Iron-rich foods.

Vegetables, nuts, cherries, red berries, strawberries, celery, spinach, cockles, sunflower seeds, parsley, milk of goat, figs, lentils, algae...


It is an antioxidant that is essential for our immune system, in fact has been discovered that its component prevents the emergence of some tumors, preserves us the health of the heart and liver, regulates our cholesterol and takes care of the liver and pancreas. It is without doubt a mineral essential for our health.

Symptoms of deficiency in selenium.

  • Heart disease.
  • Fatigue.
  • Infections.
  • High cholesterol.
  • Problems in the liver.
  • Pancreatic insufficiency.
  • Sterility.
  • Cystic fibrosis.
  • Hypothyroidism.
  • Aging of the skin.
  • Spots on the skin.

Selenium-rich foods.

Germ of wheat, onion, broccoli, seafood, dairy products, meat, tomato, mushrooms, walnuts...
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