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Foods Which Thief Minerals from Our Body

Minerals are important substances the body needs. Various diseases can arise if the body lacks minerals. Unfortunately, certain foods can steal the savings of minerals in the body.

The most important mineral the body needs is calcium, iron, iodine, magnesium, phosphorus, selenium and zinc.

Mineral deficiency in the body can cause various diseases as follows:

1. Increased opportunities for colds and flu
2. Stunted growth and weakened bones
3. High blood pressure
4. Depression and anxiety
5. Anemia
6. Muscle pain and osteoporosis
7. Digestive problems (such as heartburn, constipation, nausea or diarrhea).

Any food that could steal the body of minerals savings?

Launched from WebMD and eHow on Monday (1/11/2010), here are some foods that can steal the mineral content in the body:

1. Salt or sodium is stealing calcium
Eating foods that contain excessive salt salty alias to increase the discharge of calcium through the urine, which potentially reduced the number of savings and bone calcium can cause osteoporosis.

Salt (sodium) is the main enemy for the absorption of calcium, because salt is contained in almost all processed foods, such as processed meats (ham, hot dogs), fast food (pizza, burgers, fries), processed and canned foods.

2. Soft drinks and carbonated who dispose calcium
Most soft drinks and carbonated contain a lot of folic acid can also increase the excretion of calcium in the urine.

3. Caffeine in tea and coffee that interfere with iron absorption
The National Women’s Health Information Center states that drinking coffee or tea along with food reduces the body’s ability to absorb iron from the diet.

In addition, excess caffeine in coffee or tea are also dissolve the calcium so it can weaken bones.

Therefore, tea and coffee is a taboo for people who suffer from anemia (blood deficiency) and osteoporosisi (bone loss).

4. Vegetables that are too ripe to steal iron and folic acid
Green vegetables are cooked too mature to reduce the absorption of iron, folic acid and B12 from vegetables. In contrast, raw or steamed vegetables half cooked exactly good for the body’s mineral needs.

5. Soy protein that blocks iron
College of Family Physicians, Canada, states that soy protein can reduce and block the absorption of iron in the body.

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