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Copper in Diets Print E-mail
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.

Recommended Intake

    * 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


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