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Module 1: Minerals

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Health and Human Development - Minerals

Minerals

This resource explores minerals and their impact on our health.
Information is provided about the effects of deficiencies and toxicity, the
functions in the body and the main food sources. Let's begin with sodium,
commonly known as 'salt'.

Sodium is an electrolyte that maintains normal fluid and electrolyte
balance and assists in muscle contraction and nerve function.

Causes muscle cramps, loss of appetite, mental fatigue.

Causes oedema, hypertension.

Found in table salt, sauces and processed foods.

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