Calcium

As the most prevalent mineral in our bodies, calcium is an essential part of bones and teeth.  It is also critically important to the normal functioning of the heart and other muscles, nerves, and blood-clotting system.  About 99% of the body’s store of calcium resides in our bones and teeth. Calcium-rich foods include milk and…

Sodium

Sodium is a metallic element.  When it is combined with chloride to form sodium chloride, we refer to it as salt.  Sodium plays important roles in the regulation of blood volume, blood pressure, pH, nerve and muscle function. Sodium is found in table salt and as a natural component of many foods, especially seafood and…