Influences on the Absorption, Retention, & Availability of Minerals in the Body


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Which of the following is a FALSE statement about minerals?

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1. Which of the following are compounds found in whole grains and plant foods that can bind to calcium, iron and zinc to fight against their absorption by our bodies?

2. Which of the following statements correctly explains why your body does not use all the minerals that you have eaten?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This interactive quiz and worksheet will allow you to check your understanding of the body's absorption and retention of minerals. In the quiz, you will answer questions regarding compounds that fight and interfere with mineral absorption and vocabulary words related to mineral absorption, among other topics.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Practice questions in this quiz will ask you about:

  • Compounds found in whole grains and plant foods that fight mineral absorption
  • False statements about minerals
  • Term describing the degree to which a nutrient can be used by the body
  • Compounds in tea and grains that interfere with iron absorption
  • Factors that influence how minerals can be absorbed and used

Skills Practiced

Throughout these guides, you will showcase the following skills:

  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding compounds that interfere with mineral absorption and interpret it correctly
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information about minerals and the human body from the related lesson
  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine statements about minerals in a different light
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding factors influencing mineral absorption to answer practice questions

Additional Learning

Make sure to review the lesson on this subject, Influences on the Absorption, Retention & Availability of Minerals in the Body, to continue your learning. Some goals of this lesson include:

  • Define minerals, oxalates and other important terms
  • Identify various compounds that can inhibit the body's use of minerals
  • Understand how these compounds work to interfere with mineral absorption and retention