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What are the five major nutrients? About the role of minerals

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Minerals included in the five major nutrients!

About the role of minerals

Minerals, which are essential nutrients for maintaining good health, are one of the five major nutrients required by the human body. Minerals cannot be produced by the body and must be obtained through diet. I will tell you about the roles of the five major nutrients and minerals, so please take a look.

What are the five major nutrients?

Nutrients in food are essential for sustaining human life. Humans digest food and absorb nutrients. And we sustain life through metabolism.

Among them, proteins, carbohydrates, and lipids are the three major nutrients that play a very important role as an energy source to create tissues such as muscle, fat, and bones in the body. In addition, the five major nutrients, including vitamins and minerals that are essential for maintaining the condition of the body, are important nutrients for life.


There are multiple types of minerals, which are one of the five major nutrients, such as calcium, iron, and sodium. Minerals are the components that make up bones and teeth, and they play a role in smoothing the functions of the body. Minerals are nutrients that the body cannot synthesize, so they must be obtained from food.

Minerals in sea salt


Role of minerals in sea salt

become the building blocks of the body

Calcium and phosphorus are the building blocks of bone.

Helps Enzyme Activation and Improves Metabolic Function

Minerals support the action of enzymes and play a role in facilitating decomposition and synthesis.

A lack of minerals can wreak havoc on your body.

A lack of minerals can lead to physical problems such as iron deficiency anemia, goiter, and osteoporosis.

Main types of minerals contained in sea salt and their characteristics


Balance the pH and osmotic pressure of intracellular fluid


Activates enzymes. It is also a component of bones and teeth.


Balance the pH and osmotic pressure of intracellular fluid


make bones and teeth

What kind of ingredients other than salt contain the main minerals contained in sea salt?


Seaweed, seafood, etc.


Rice bran, seaweed, kelp, wheat germ, brewer's yeast, buckwheat, tofu, etc.


Kelp, wheat, raisins, parsley, yams, soybeans, spinach, etc.


Hijiki, sesame, wakame seaweed, dried daikon radish, kiage, Japanese mustard spinach, tofu, etc.

Sea salt may have a high-end image compared to refined salt. However, the component of refined salt is mostly sodium chloride, and there is almost no magnesium or potassium contained in sea salt.


Would you like to choose the sun-dried salt that has been particular about the manufacturing method, or the salt that has been finished in a pot with a mellow flavor? At Okinawa Yaeyama Islands Ishigaki Salt, we deliver delicious sea salt from the seawater of Okinawa by mail order.


If you would like to order sea salt, please do so.

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