Minerals and Water Chapter 9
Please post on both Topic 1 and Topic 2 for full credit:
Electrolytes play a role in water balance
1. Describe electrolytes and their role in hydration.
2. What are the current recommendations for fluid intake? Give 2 groups that have increased fluid needs.
3. Coconut water-what are the claims? Are they backed up by scientific research (give the sources you used at least 2 peer reviewed articles from scientific journals)
Calcium and Iron (choose 1 of these 2 minerals and answer the following questions)
1. Functions of the mineral
2. Food sources rich in the mineral
3. Give at least 2 examples of substances that decrease the absorption of the mineral
4. State 2 groups of the population that are at a high risk and give reasons why
5. What surprises you about this mineral