Module 5 -Minerals

In this module, you'll learn: What are the benefits of all key minerals? How can you identify the signs and symptoms associated with a particular minerals deficiency? What is the Recommended Daily Amount (RDAS) and Adequate intake (AI)? What are the steps to assess your client's needs for each minerals? We will consider a number of different minerals that must be considered when drawing up your client's nutrition program.

Welcome to Module 5 of your Nutritional Therapist Professional Diploma Level 5

In this module, you'll learn:

What are the benefits of all key minerals?

How can you identify the signs and symptoms associated with a particular minerals deficiency?

What is the Recommended Daily Amount (RDAS) and Adequate intake (AI)?

What are the steps to assess your client's needs for each minerals?

We will consider a number of different minerals that must be considered when drawing up your client's nutrition program.

This includes, function ,deficit ,Signs and Symptoms ,Risk factors ,Recommended Diet (RDA), Adequate Consumption (AI).

Then we will walk you through the analysis of these questionnaires step by step to create an individual nutrition plan.

Continue to study the contents of this module as often as you like until you are satisfied with it.

When you're ready, take the module end test to unlock the next module!

Module 5.1 MINERALS
Minerals are elements that originate in the Earth and cannot be made by living organisms. Plants obtain minerals from the soil, and most of the minerals in our diets come directly from plants or indirectly from animal sources. Minerals may also be present in the water we drink, but this varies with geographic locale. Minerals from plant sources may also vary from place to place, because soil mineral content varies geographically.


Module overview:


Calcium

Chromium
Copper
Fluoride
Iodine
Iron
Magnesium
Manganese
Molybdenum
Phosphorus
Potassium
Selenium
Sodium (Chloride)
Zinc

Summary
Function
Deficiency
Signs and symptoms
Risk factors

The Recommended Dietary Allowance (RDA)

The Adequate Intake (AI) Disease Prevention
Food
Supplements
Safety
Toxicity
Nutrient interactions
References
Module 5.2 Minerals Deficiency Screening
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How much calcium in the body is contained in bones and teeth?
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Chromium is widely distributed in food products, but most products only give small amounts, how much ?
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What is the percentage of copper absorption if the diet contains 7.5 mg / day?
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How much foods contributes from the daily consumption of fluoride?
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How many times the RDA for vegetarians is higher than for people who eat meat?
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Supplements containing only manganese or manganese with a few other nutrients are available and most of them contain several mg of manganese?
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What percentage of food grade molybdenum is absorbed by adults?
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What percentage of dietary potassium is absorbed by the body?
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Selenium exists in two forms: inorganic (selenate and selenite) and organic (selenomethionine and selenocysteine).
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Zinc is a nutritionally essential mineral needed for catalytic, structural, and regulatory functions in the body.
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