Minerals are essential nutrients that your body needs to thrive. What exactly does a diet rich in minerals do for your well-being? In "God's Original Diet," Rev. George Malkmus highlights that minerals provide structure in forming bones and teeth, they maintain normal heart rhythm, muscle contractibility, neural conductivity, and acid-base balance. They also regulate cellular metabolism.
But where do these minerals come from? As rain water falls from the sky and filters through the earth, it acquires many minerals. When plants take in this water from the earth, they accumulate the minerals and turn them into a form that the body can easily absorb. This is the way God has always intended for man to obtain minerals – from plants consumed.
The Garden of Eden
God placed Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden and told them they would receive proper nourishment from the plants they were surrounded by. He explained that everything the body needs comes from garden plants, so they had everything necessary to maintain a healthy well-being throughout their existence.
"God explained that everything the body needs comes from garden plants."
Genesis 1:29: "AND GOD SAID, Behold, I have given you every herb [vegetable] bearing seed, which is upon the face of all the earth, and every tree, in which is the fruit of a tree yielding seed; to you it shall be for meat [food]."
The major minerals the body needs include calcium, chloride, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium, sodium and sulfur, according to Helpguide. However, when trace minerals interact with one another, they can sometimes trigger imbalances. For example, when excess sodium is consumed, calcium binds to in, and is then excreted when the body feels the need to lower sodium levels. Likewise, excess phosphorus could harbor the ability to absorb magnesium.
Health expert Olin Idol said there's a fine line between excess trace minerals and the just right amount.
"The difference between 'just enough' and 'too much' of the trace minerals is often tiny," he said. "Generally, food is a safe source of trace minerals, but if you take supplements, it's important to make sure you're not exceeding safe levels."
The best way to get these minerals is in the rawest, freshest form of living fruits, vegetables and juices. The Hallelujah Diet highlights the importance of following a primarily raw diet to fuel your body with the minerals it needs to thrive and lead a long, nourishing life. If you are interested in following a new path to improve your health, take a look at the Get Started Guide.
Another excellent source of trace minerals can be found in our BarleyMax supplement. It is organically grown in well-composted soil and is nourished with mineral-rich water, so you'll get the minerals from plant form, essentially the best way you can get them.