There are many people diving into high protein-low carbohydrate diets to lose weight and lower their triglyceride levels, when the truth is, our bodies need carbohydrates.
There are 3 minerals our bodies need to keep our triglyceride level in check. They are calcium, chromium and vanadium.
The US RDA and Food Sources of Calcium:
According to the Prescription for Nutritional Healing book the RDA of Calcium is 1500-2000 mg. per day if you want to get your calcium in supplement form.
Calcium is found in dairy food, salmon (with bones), sardines, seafood and dark green leafy vegetables.Other food sources that include calcium are almonds, asparagus, black strap molasses, brewer’s yeast, broccoli, buttermilk, cabbage, carob, cheese, collards, dandelion greens, figs, filberts, goat’s milk, kale, kelp, mustard greens, oats, prunes, sesame seeds, soybeans, tofu, turnip greens, watercress, whey and yogurt.
The US RDA and Food Sources of Chromium:
The US RDA of Chromium (GTF, picolinate, or polynicotinate) is 150-400 mcg. per day according to the Prescription For Nutritional Healing book.
Food sources of chromium include beef, beer, brewer’s yeast, brown rice, cheese, turkey, fish, and whole grains. It may also be found in dried beans, black strap molasses, broccoli, calf liver, chicken, corn and corn oil, dairy products, dried liver, eggs, green beans, mushrooms and potatoes.
The US RDA and Food Source of Vanadium:
The US RDA of vanadium is 200 mcg. to 1mg. per day according to the Prescription for Nutritional Healing book.
Food sources of vanadium include dill, fish, olives, meat, radishes, snap beans, vegetable oils and whole grains.
All minerals are important; however, the focus of this article is to help people lower their triglycerides.
In order to absorb and assimilate these three minerals you need to take the following:
Boron, Essential Fatty Acids, Lysine, Magnesium, manganese, phosphorus and vitamins A, C, D & E.
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