How Does Copper Affect Us?

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Copper is a trace mineral found in avocados, bee pollen and all leafy greens, and it helps with the absorption of iron, with the metabolism of protein and the production of red blood cells. Understand the importance of copper with information from a practicing wellness consultant in this free video on natural remedies.

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Hi, I'm Isabelle Simon, your personal and workplace wellness consultant, and today we're going to learn what copper is and how it affects us. Copper is a trace mineral, it is found in bee pollen, avocados, nuts, beets, and all the leafy green vegetables. It helps with the absorption of iron, it also helps and influences the way you metabolize protein, so it's a very important factor, especially if you're an athlete. Usually you increase your intake of protein for endurance, you want to make sure that your body is able to metabolize that protein. It also helps with the production of red blood cells, which are good for, to boost your immune system, it's very important. Copper is used by the body for mental functions, mental clarity but also your emotions. If you find yourself being moody and having- feeling, not necessarily depressed but down and upset and it may be that you are low in copper, so eat some of those ingredients that I was mentioning earlier. And those are the main functions of how copper is used by our bodies, so again, help metabolize protein, help with the production of red blood cells, help with mental function, emotions, feelings, and for general good health it's a good thing to have. So I hope you've learned a few tips today, and I'm Isabelle Simon your personal and workplace wellness consultant. See you soon.

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