Write an essay of at least 400 words that explains the basic functions and sources of minerals and water in the body. Include what you learned about minerals, water, and dehydration from the article. Provide responses to the following:

  • Mention two major and two minor minerals. State their functions, sources and deficiency conditions.
  • Research information about one of the following: osteoporosis, anemia or iodine deficiency disorders. For your selection, indicate symptoms, required minerals and food sources, people or areas affected, and how the disease is managed or treated.
  • What are the functions of water in the body?
  • What is the general effect of dehydration on the body?

Include references with citations in APA format.