Studies hint that copper is linked to a higher risk of Alzheimer’s disease.
Just because you don’t eat pennies for a snack doesn’t put you in the clear for this new scientific study conducted about copper levels in our body. Scientists are still searching for a cure for Alzheimer’s disease, but with this specific testing just revealed, they are discovering the danger that copper and Alzheimer’s might be linked.
Scientists put a higher level of copper in mice’s water and found there was a scary shrinking volume of amyloid protein that the brain needs to fight off diseases like Alzheimer’s.
This is a very serious concern for anyone who eats food or drinks anything without much hesitation. Even copper levels in water is a scare since water collects copper naturally from pipes. Copper is found in nearly everything, such as fruits, veggies, some shellfish, vitamins, and not surprisingly in red meats.
People who eat all sorts of diets have a reason to be concerned.
Top 10 Foods With Copper
- Liver (red meats in general have a high copper level)
- Shellfish, especially oysters
- Sesame seeds or tahini sauce
- Cocoa powder/chocolate
- Sunflower seeds
- Sun-dried tomatoes
- Pumpkin and other squash seeds
- Dried basil
Right now, drugs are undergoing specific tests to find a way to rid copper in our bodies, almost as a body cleanse, but other doctors are skeptical about this approach because we need a certain level of copper in our body for it to function properly.
Problems That Develop With Copper Deficiency
- Lower white blood cell count
- Skin pigment color lessens
- Sudden thyroid problems
- Weaker bones
- Heart can’t beat at a healthy or steady rate