This weeks blog postings will continue to focus on Option F, Food Chemistry. The last couple of weeks have dealt with the vitamins and we will now embark a study of some of the essential minerals in our diet.

We will strat, tomorrow with Calcium. Other minerals will include Phosphorus, Iron, Magnesium, Zinc, Iodine, Potassium, Selenium, Copper, Manganese and Chromium.

Henry Vandyke Carter [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

Here is a starting question, to get you thinking along the right lines – we all know that we need calcium in our diet to maintain our bones but it also has at least two other essential roles in the body. What are they?