Ryan asked in Science & MathematicsChemistry · 7 months ago

Why do we need metals in our foods? ?

Why do we need zinc, copper, iron etc. It's weird to think that we need metals to function. Why is this? 

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  • zeno
    Lv 7
    7 months ago

    We are animals like all the other animals we

    Need salt and these minerals. Vegans are

    Low in these due to never eating meat so

    They have no B12 or these minerals and

    Are prone to health problems at some point.

    They may seem totally healthy for most of

    Their lives but neglecting this area of diet

    Will damage things in their body eventually.

    Your body is complex and needs a big variety

    Of foods in small portions to stay healthy and

    Keep working efficiently. With 8 hours or sleep

    And regular exercise and a gallon of bottled

    Spring water each day to stay hydrated. Ok?

  • 7 months ago

    It's bio-chemistry.  Each of those metals performs a specific function in our body.  It would take too long to explain it all here but it's easily googled if you really want to know.

  • 7 months ago

    Because we are actually human antennas that requires metals to work properly. You do know your heart and brain working from electric? Your pacemaker kicked started from electricity in the womb from your mothers nutrients of these metals. Electronics need metals. You are electricity. So yeah 

  • 7 months ago

    Oh dear, were you home-schooled?

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