wk5 assignment - 1. Dietary sources of minerals include...

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1. Dietary sources of minerals include plants and animals. The food source of minerals effect how it is absorbed. Meat products are usually better absorbed than plants because plants contain substances that interfere with mineral absorption. Pg. 281 2. If more than 100 mg per day are required the mineral is considered a major mineral. Minerals needed in smaller amounts, such as, iron, copper and zinc are considered trace elements. Pg. 280 3. Water moves between different body compartments, such as, the bloodstream, cells, and the space between cells to equalize the concentration of dissolved particles in a process called osmosis. Pg. 282 4. Water bathes the cells of the body and cleanses internal and external body surfaces. Tears lubricate and wash away dirt from your eyes, synovial fluid lubricates joints and saliva lubricates your mouth to help with chewing and swallowing food. Water holds heat and changes temperature so it also helps to regulate body temperature. Pg. 283 5.
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This note was uploaded on 04/08/2011 for the course PHI 105 taught by Professor Taylor during the Spring '09 term at University of Phoenix.

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