Mineral salts in food are often not considered as important, because it is popular to think that they are a necessary supplement only for those people who have a deficiency.
No mistake can be bigger! Mineral salts are essential constituents for the correct functioning of all living beings and you have to remember that mineral salts have to be introduced consciously because our body is not able to synthesize them. They do not supply energy but they are indispensable for the performance of chemical reactions which produce energy themselves.
Here, then nutrition helps us because it is rich in mineral salts which are essential for our health. The main sources in food are exactly common foods of a healthy and balanced diet: magnesium, potassium, calcium, phosphorus and iron are present in milk, eggs, legumes, fish, fruit and vegetables. All foods contain mineral salts, but in different quantities so a varied nutrition is the winning choice to give a suitable intake of vitamins and minerals.
A nutrition rich in all nutrients enables the body to enjoy a lasting wellbeing because it permitts the correct functioning of the different mechanisms of the human body.
Would you like to do the calculation of the vitamins and mineral salts that you should introduce but you are scatterbrain?
It is very easy, colours can help you: green foods contain Vitamin A, B6, B9, C, iron, calcium and magnesium; the red ones are rich in vitamin A and C, potassium and magnesium; the yellow and red ones are rich in vitamin C,B1,B9 and iron; and finally blue and purple ones contain Vitamin A, C and K, calcium, magnesium, iron, potassium and manganese.