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Minerals, which make up approximately 4% of body weight, are necessary to help the body perform many of its functions, including building bones and transmitting nerve impulses. There are two types of minerals: macrominerals and trace minerals. The body needs smaller amounts of trace minerals, for example, iron and zinc, than it does macrominerals, which include potassium and calcium. Electrolytes control the fluid balance of the body. They are essential in muscle contract



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