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Subject:         Re: My Zinc and Copper yesterday
Date: November 10, 2014 at 8:20 am PST

In Reply to: My Zinc and Copper yesterday posted by MM on November 10, 2014 at 8:03 am:

I wouldn't rely too heavily on the cronometer, its ok as a guide.

Are you sure thats correct also, cucumbers aren't typically a good source of zinc at all.

Nutrition data has a 300g full cucumber as providing - 0.6mg(4%) of the RDA of zinc.

Romaine lettuce is slightly better source of zinc, however a full head of romaine lettuce(600g) still only typically provides - 1.4mg(10%).

Not great sources of zinc and you'd have to be eating a mammoth volume of food to achieve anywhere near the RDA for zinc with these foods.

The best plant food source of zinc, from the research ive done would be pumpkin seeds. However they still contain more copper, than they do zinc.

Really there is no physical way to get around the copper/zinc imbalances that a raw vegan diet proposes, without supplementation, as far as i can see.

Even the sproutarian diet, which is higher in zinc due to the inclusion of sprouts, seaweeds, algaes etc is still at least 150% richer in copper to zinc according to nutritional calculators.

A cooked vegan diet is slightly better as like i say these diets typically include ample amounts of beans, legumes, pulses, nuts, seeds etc, which are the few half decent sources of zinc and even then there not great due to anti-nutrients and the fact most of these foods are also rich sources of copper.

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