The main macronutrients: gold, potassium, calcium, magnesium, sodium, phosphorus, chlorine. They not only form tissues and bones, but also enhance the body's ability to kill germs and parasites.
Gold (Au). The healing properties of this metal have long been known to many nations of the world. The literature describes cases of successful gold treatment of severe diathesis and other diseases. Its disinfecting properties are used for the purification of water. In a large quantity in Erysimum.
Potassium (K) - core cation of intracellular fluid, an essential component of the nervous system and muscle absorption process in the intestine. It is useful for constipation, poor blood circulation, loosening of the heart, inflammation and diseases of the skin, when the tides of blood to the head. Potassium salts are necessary for intracellular metabolism, regulation of water-salt metabolism, osmotic pressure. Necessary for the normal functioning of the heart and other muscles, stimulate their presence of a number of enzymes. Potassium is involved in the regulation of the water balance in the body and plays a crucial role in glycogen replenishment.
In a lot of potassium is found in raw vegetables, sour fruits, nuts, chestnuts, almonds, in the bran. The daily need for potassium salts - 2-4. They are in apricots, beans, seaweed, raisins, peas, potatoes, parsley, peaches, currants, and radish. A certain level of calcium is supported by special hormones secreted by the thyroid and parathyroid glands. Additional elements, forming part of the body, calcium is the fifth after four main elements: carbon, oxygen, hydrogen and nitrogen and third - of metal after aluminum and iron, and among the metals, forming the base (alkali), - the first place. Calcium is present in all tissues and fluids of animals and plants. Average content of calcium in the body is 1200 g, 99% of concentrated bone, constituting about 18% of total body weight.
Skeletal system is actively involved in the metabolism and above all - calcium. If necessary, the body can mobilize from the bone to 3 times more of the metal ions than it is contained in the extracellular fluid. The consequences of a lack of calcium in their youth often manifest themselves only with age, for example, used as osteoporosis.
The daily need for calcium salts -is 0.8 g. Sources of calcium are dairy products, beans, green leafy vegetables, walnuts, apricots, gooseberries, oat, horsetail, comfrey root. The best source of calcium is easily digestible shell of eggs. It is essential to enrich the organism calcium ions is drinking water. However, hard water is much better for us than the soft, because it is richer in calcium. Doctors found a pattern: the softer drinking water is, the more common cardiovascular diseases. So fans of distilled water should not neglect the water from the tap.
Calcium is rapidly absorbed from the intestine in the presence of magnesium.
Magnesium (Mg) is a component of bones, teeth. Magnesium salts activate the enzymes of carbohydrate and energy metabolism, are involved in the formation of bone tissue, reduce the stimulation of the nervous system and the heart muscle, dilate blood vessels, improve peristalsis, facilitate the excretion of bile excretion of cholesterol from the body. Magnesium has been successfully used to prevent seizures, as well as to preserve the performance and endurance during exercise and sports. Under stress the need for magnesium increases. The daily requirement for magnesium is 0.4 grams, but the dose should be increased in patients with ischemic heart disease, atherosclerosis, hypertension, constipation, prolonged use of diuretics. Magnesium deficiency weakens the bones in the body causing nerve strain, headaches, chronic fatigue, depression, convulsions.
Sources of magnesium have: grapes, tomatoes, nuts, wheat bran, seaweed, oatmeal, beans, millet, potatoes, cabbage, apricots, currants, fennel, buckwheat, green leafy vegetables.
Sodium (Na) is a primary cation of extracellular fluid volume, regulates blood plasma, extracellular fluids in the body, the acid-base balance, are involved in the functioning of the central nervous system and the muscles. Daily requirement of sodium is 10-15 g, but kidney disease, cardiovascular system, hypertension of II and III degree, rheumatism, obesity dose should be reduced significantly.
Lack of sodium in the body causes hardening of the arteries, congestion of blood in the capillaries, forming gallstones and bladder stones in the liver, causing jaundice, heart disease, shortness of breath. Sodium outputs carbon dioxide of the tissues to the lungs.
Main source is salt.
Phosphorus (P) is a component of bones, teeth, takes part in energy metabolism, normal nervous activity (especially brain), liver function, kidney, muscle tissues, bone formation, enzymes, hormones, active forms of vitamin C. Phosphorus is a part of sugar phosphates, nucleic acid, occurs in the form of phosphoric acid esters preferably with hydroxyl groups of various organic substances. The lack of phosphorus in the body, even with sufficient calcium content retards the development of the bones. Excessive phosphorus in the body causes various tumor of bone exudates.
Phosphorus is found in fish liver, egg yolk, cheese, bran, dry peas, dry lentils, nuts, almonds, cucumbers, lettuce and radishes. They are rich in cabbage, carrots, beets, onions, parsley, apricots, mulberries, and raisins. Daily requirement is 1.2 g (for adults).
Chlorine (Cl) is involved in the regulation of osmotic pressure, and water exchange in the formation of gastric juice. The daily requirement for it is 0-15 g, but a number of diseases (renal diseases, cardiovascular, hypertension of II and III degree, rheumatism, obesity), the dose should be reduced significantly. Chlorine in the chloride ion form is a component of body fluids: blood plasma, gastric juice. The lack of chloride ions causes poor digestion, blood poisoning urine (hematuria). Chlorine is found in large quantities in human milk, whey, egg white, rye bread, bananas, cabbage, celery, parsley, oysters.