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Why is copper important in my diet during pregnancy?

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Dr. Padmavati Garvey
Obstetrics & Gynecology
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In brief: Process toxins

Humans need copper for many reasons but one of the most important is to process toxins.
Specific enzymes designed to help our cells process toxins need copper to work.

In brief: Process toxins

Humans need copper for many reasons but one of the most important is to process toxins.
Specific enzymes designed to help our cells process toxins need copper to work.
Dr. Padmavati Garvey
Dr. Padmavati Garvey
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Dr. Joseph Kuhn
Bariatrics
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In brief: Heart and blood

Copper helps new baby's blood vessels and heart.
For adults, copper helps vlood formation, hair, and more. If you eat a healthy, varied diet, you'll probably get enough copper. It's present in seafood, nuts, seeds, wheat bran cereals, whole grain products, dark leafy greens, and even cocoa products. Most prenatal vitamins contain 1 mg daily.

In brief: Heart and blood

Copper helps new baby's blood vessels and heart.
For adults, copper helps vlood formation, hair, and more. If you eat a healthy, varied diet, you'll probably get enough copper. It's present in seafood, nuts, seeds, wheat bran cereals, whole grain products, dark leafy greens, and even cocoa products. Most prenatal vitamins contain 1 mg daily.
Dr. Joseph Kuhn
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