Copper Deficiency Symptoms & Treatment Options

› Prevention of copper deficiency

  1. Eat food that rich in copper such as beef kidney, beef liver, oysters, squid, quinoa, spirulina, shiitake mushroom, lobster, almonds, dark chocolate, cashew, swiss chard, lentils, spinach, chickpeas, prunes, chia seeds, black pepper, kale, yeast, goat cheese, soybeans, cocoa powder, peanuts, avocado, hazelnuts, sesame seeds, walnut, and raisins.
  2. Use copper supplements, especially with people how are at risk of copper deficiency as Menkes disease, total parental nutrition, upper GIT surgery, celiac disease.
  3. Zinc supplements should be taken under doctor supervision as high levels from it may lead to copper deficiency.