Can you eat too much copper with lamb liver as we already get it from a lot of other foods? What can be done about this?
And can someone explain to me if that mixing my liver with my mince meat cause the zinc to compete with the copper or the other way round? So which mineral would get absorbed, zinc or copper as I want to keep my zinc higher than copper?
asked bysunandmoon (501)
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on April 28, 2013
at 01:23 AM
Zinc will get absorbed when both are eaten together providing no grains are eaten along with your meal as the phytates in grains will block zinc more so than copper.
Seafoods and liver are zinc and copper neutral, no need to worry eating those foods. If you want more zinc just include more land based protein which I'm betting you already do.
The only time we need to be careful of that ratio is when we're eating either to many refined foods, or eating a plant based diet without sufficient land based animal protein. I guess environmental sources of copper could be an issue as well.
That's the way I understand it anyway, you can find a couple of good articles at the Weston A. Price Foundation website.