Copper
Information about Mineral Nutrition & Deficiency, Recommended Daily Allowance, Best Food Sources

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Minerals, Health & Weight Loss
Good diet nutrition is essential for optimum health - including efficient metabolism, stable blood sugar levels and appetite, all of which affect weight control and how fast we lose weight. Minerals play an essential role in this nutritional process.

Copper

Most of us are not likely to suffer from Copper deficiency since much of our water supplies are contaminated by copper piping.

Good sources of Copper include

Liver, lean beef, wheatgerm, Brazil nuts, cashew nuts, butter beans, lentils, walnuts, peanuts, wholemeal bread, mackerel.

How Copper helps

Helps to protect against heart disease & strokes
Good for bones
Good for the immune system

Copper deficiency symptoms include

Anemia.
Hair problems.
Dry skin.

Recommended daily allowance for Copper

US RDA: 1.5-3mg
EU RDA: 1.2mg

The Importance of a Balanced Diet
If you have been a regular follower of fad diets, regular fasting, single food diets, yo-yo dieting or diet/weight loss pills, you may already be deficient in vitamins and minerals. This may be why you find it difficult to lose weight, or sustain weight loss in the long term.

Solution: Follow a balanced diet that offers slow steady weight loss and includes advice on exercise. This Weight Loss Diet Program is a good choice.

For nutritional information on other minerals, click these links:

Calcium - Chromium - Copper - Iodine - Iron - Magnesium - Zinc
Manganese - Molybdenum - Phosphorus - Potassium - Selenium


 

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