Copper - Health Center


By Refadoc, Posted on : Tuesday, 15 September 2015 - 10:46 am IST



Copper, one of the most active components of Red Blood Cells is known to be integral in the storage, metabolism as well as the absorption of Iron and the formation of the RBC’s.

It is known to help with the oxygen supply of the body. In case a person suffers from copper deficiency, he may exhibit the same symptoms as that of iron deficiency anaemia.

Sources of Copper:

Fruits: Mostly all fruits contain Copper in small amounts, but fruits like Kiwi, Avocado, Guava, Dates, Mango, Pomegranate and Blackberries are known to be the greatest source of the mineral.

Vegetables: Vegetables such as Lima Beans, Kale, Artichoke, Peas, Potatoes, Pumpkin, Sweet Potato and Squash are known to be great sources of Copper.

Nuts: Nuts such as Brazil Nuts, Cashews, Chestnuts, Oats, Sunflower seeds as well as Walnuts are great sources of Copper.

Apart from the above mentioned food sources, Beef, Cheddar, Cheese, Salmon, Sardines, Goat Cheese, Soy milk, Turkey, Bacon and veal are excellent sources of Copper.

Daily Requirement:

It is recommended to take 1.5 to 3 mg of Copper per day. 

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