Kings and Queens, I know you want to be healthy but don’t go out buying a bunch of vitamins and minerals thinking you’re about to be healthy. Look, METALS are everywhere and its natural, but you don’t want to overload it because it will be toxic. Take the One A Day Men’s formula for example. It has 2mg of copper (more than twice the RDA) in a single pill. Zinc is twice the RDA and so is Iron.
So many of us think we’re doing the right thing by taking multiple vitamins, but all of these contribute to an overdose of metals that harm the brain. Too much of a good thing will be a bad thing and the bad thing is the beta-amyloid plaque. This plaque forms over years depleting memory cells and declining cognitive function. There’s a big difference between heme iron and nonheme iron. Non heme is in plants and its self regulating predicated upon your stored iron. Also plants have phytic acid which limits the amount of zinc and copper.
I could teach forever on the mineral – vitamin excess or deficiency in foods but the point is is to go plant based. You need these minerals but you don’t want be low or overload them. They need to be in a healthy range and getting them from plants keeps you in the healthy zone!