Written by Glenn Rosenberg
Sunday, 04 October 2009
Most of us are not likely to suffer from Copper deficiency since much of our water supplies are contaminated by copper piping.
* Males and females ≥ 19 years: 900 ug/day
What's Copper for?
* Structural component of many enzyme systems
* Allows iron to function in the body, thereby preventing iron deficiency anemia
* Protects against free radicals by acting as an antioxidant
* Required for the health of bones, lungs, and blood vessels
* Helps heal wounds
Best Food sources
* Legumes, fish, liver, shellfish, whole grains, cocoa powder, cereal and cereal products, green vegetables