Minerals for Acne and Health Benefits

Many people ask whether minerals are suitable for acne? Minerals for acne and pimple skin scars? Or for marks or dark spots? And many other questions about that. So, we will discuss about list of best minerals for acne and pimples reviews.

Minerals for Acne and Health Benefits
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List of Minerals for Acne, Pimple, and Their Health Benefits

1. Calcium
What it does: Needed for teeth and bones. Also aids blood clotting, nerve transmission and muscle contraction.

Best food sources: Blackberry, blackcurrant, gooseberry, grape, guava, kiwi fruit, papaya, raspberry, strawberry, kale, broccoli, cabbage, carrot, celery, fennel, mangetout, parsnip, green pepper, spinach, watercress, sesame seeds, dried figs, almonds, seaweed. It is also found in dairy products, canned fish (salmon etc), seafood (oyster, prawns). See the skin sinners section regarding eating these too much.

Consideration: Vitamin D helps the absorption of calcium in the intestines. Calcium, vitamin D and weight bearing exercise can prevent osteoporosis in later life.

2. Chlorine
What it does: Regulates body's acid/ alkaline balance. Aids liver cleansing.

Best food sources: Melon, blackberry, blackcurrant, passion fruit, raspberry, strawberry, watercress, Brussels sprout, carrot, celery, leek, lettuce, sweet potato, soyabeans, tofu. It is also found in egg yolks, liver, wheat germ.

3. Iodine
What it does: Helps control metabolic rate.

Best food sources: Seaweed, potatoes. It is also found in dairy products, fish, eggs.

4. Iron
What it does: Helps the manufacture of red blood cells that transport oxygen around the body. Creates enzymes.

Best food sources: Blackcurrant, blackberry, cranberry, passion fruit, raspberry, kale, leek, lettuce, mangetout, parsley, radish, spinach, sweet potato, watercress, dried fruits, lentils, beans. It is also found in liver, meat, fish (sardines, mussels), fortified cereals, bread.

Consideration: Women need to consume more due to menstruation. Some foods prevent iron absorption - bran, oats, too much spinach (and other leafy veg), nuts, corn, Soya products, tea, coffee.
Vitamin C helps the absorption of iron.

5. Magnesium
What it does: Enzyme processes. Distributes calcium, potassium and sodium around the body. Needed for muscle and nerve functioning.

Best food sources: Passion fruit, blackberry, blackcurrant, grape, grapefruit, guava, kiwi fruit, lemon, melon, raspberry, strawberry, broccoli, beetroot, Brussels sprout, cabbage, celeriac, mangetout, turnip, parsnip, plaintain, peas, spinach, tomatoes, nuts, seeds. It is also found in dark chocolate, wheat flour, bread, fortified cereals, meat, dairy products, seafood.

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6. Phosphorus
What it does: Chemical reactions in the body. Kidney functioning. Needed for teeth and bones.

Best food sources: Blackcurrant, grape, guava, kiwi fruit, melon, passion fruit, raspberry, strawberry, celeriac, alfalfa sprouts, broccoli, kale, parsnip.

7. Potassium
What it does: Enables water balance and heart beat regulation. Healthy muscles and nerves.

Best food sources: Blackcurrant, apricot, cherry, grape, greengage, guava, kiwi fruit, melon, papaya, passion fruit, peach, raspberry, spinach, beetroot, broccoli, Brussels sprout, cabbage, cauliflower, celeriac, celery, fennel, kale, leek, lettuce, parsnip, radish, tomato, watercress, potatoes, avocado, sweet potato. It is also found in meat, dairy products.

Consideration: Bananas are a very good source.

8. Selenium
What it does: Antioxidant.

Best food sources: Lentils, nuts (especially Brazil nuts). It is also found in meat, fish, poultry, whole grain cereals, dairy products.

9. Sodium
What it does: Regulation of body fluids an blood pressure.

Best food sources: Passion fruit, blackberry, blackcurrant, cherry, kiwi fruit, lemon, melon, celery, beetroot, broccoli, cabbage, carrot, celeriac, kale, radish, spinach, watercress. It is also found in meat, poultry, fish, dairy products.

Consideration: This is required in small doses through fruit and vegetables. Too much salt can push sodium levels too high. Look out for processed foods with added sodium chloride (salt).

10. Sulphur
What it does: Healthy skin, hair and nails. Helps metabolic processes in the liver and brain.

Best food sources: Blackcurrant, gooseberry, grape, melon, passion fruit, raspberry, strawberry, watercress, carrot, celery, cucumber, onion, parsnip, radish, sweet potato, tomato.

11. Zinc
What it does: Helps build cells. Supports the immune system. Reproductive health. Balances acid/alkaline.

Best food sources: Raspberry, guava, Brussels sprout, tomato, watercress, nuts. It is also found in meat, fish, poultry, grains.

Consideration: Has been found to be effective, along with vitamin C, in reducing acne. If you are vegan, you may need to take a small supplement as many of the nut and vegetable sources of it are bound to phytates making it virtually impossible for the body to absorb it.

12. Trace minerals
Fluoride, copper, manganese, chromium and cobalt are also required, but in smaller quantities. These can be found in most fruit and green leafy vegetables. They're also in nuts and seafood.

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