Copper Impact on Blood Pressure
Article by Sky Taylor, Diet Bites
Copper, Impact on Cholesterol, Blood Pressure
Recent health studies indicate that foods high in copper may effect blood serum cholesterol and blood pressure.
In addition, copper may promote thrombosis - the formation of blood clots which can impair circulation or create blockage in veins and arteries.
Copper may also impair glucose tolerance. This is the human body's ability in dealing with the processing of glucose [sugary energy source].
Copper Intake Associated With Alzheimer's Disease
Health studies also indicate that copper inhibits the release of toxins from the brain and may be one of the trigger's for Alzheimer's Disease.
Foods That Contain Significant Amounts of Copper
Foods to limit and at times, avoid that are exceptionally rich in copper content include: liver, hearts, gizzards, mollusks, oysters, lobster, Shitake mushrooms and other variety of mushrooms, trail mix - particularly the variety which contains a lot of nuts and chocolate bits, crab, tomato products, barley, nuts, white beans, canned macaroni and cheese, white rice, sunflower seeds, wheat flour (whole grain) and white potatoes.
All of these foods are considered healthy choices so be sure to get with your doctor to see how copper may impact your personal health.
About Scientific Health Study Results
Studies come and studies go - some of which pan out to be quite accurate and useful. Others simply cause us grief in the end - like those Omega 3 supplements. Turns out with the newest data that the supplements cannot replace the real thing - the foods that are rich in such.
Therefore, it's vital that we work with our doctor - and together decide which avenues are best based on our personal state of health.
Foods Highest in Copper Content
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