Our body needs organic compounds such as protein, carbohydrates, and fats. Besides these, our body also needs some inorganic substances such as metals, non metals and their salt though in small amounts. These metals, non metals and their salts are called minerals. There are several important minerals which are essential for our body like Iron, Iodine, Calcium, Phosphorus, Sodium, Potassium, Zinc, Copper, Magnesium, Chlorine, Fluorine, and Sulphur.
Necessity of minerals in our diet:
Minerals are very important for a body to maintain heart rate, make strong bones, make hormones, and improve brain power. Our body can use minerals as a compound form. We cannot eat minerals in pure form. Our body needs mineral for its suitable performance, normal growth, and good health.