Restoring your DNA with minerals
Enzymes are like small machines made from protein that fight oxidative processes and repair your DNA. That’s why it’s so vitally important for you to get enough minerals with your food.
This is the list of minerals that should be a part of your DNA diet:
900 micrograms per day
With rich sources being cocoa products, nuts, legumes, oysters, and whole cereal grains, copper is an essential nutrient. Even if you eat organic food, you should consider soil from which it came from. Nutrient-poor soil cannot provide enough copper in them for your body actual needs, and you can be depriving from that.
Males – 8 mg/day; premenopausal females – 18 mg/day
Popeye wasn’t fulling around – add low-calorie and nutrient-rich spinach to get your necessary dose of iron.
Males – 2.3 mg/day; females – 1.8 mg/day
This is the best part – you’re not only allowed, but actually advised to eat nuts, dark chocolate as well as delicious seafood – mussels and crabs. For greener menu there are flaxseeds, chili powder and other manganese-rich plants and vegetables.
55 micrograms per day
Selenium is another trace mineral needed by the body, with Brazil nuts being a particularly good source. Many proteins in the body incorporate selenium in their structure. It’s also used to make an enzyme called glutathione peroxidase, which helps to lower the level of oxidative stress in the body. In addition, selenium is thought to assist your cells in repairing their DNA. Don’t overdo it, because too much selenium can be toxic and cause negative effect on your health.
40 milligrams per day
The human body can contain as much as three grams of zinc. This essential trace mineral is used by more than 300 enzymes in the body and plays an important role in maintaining a properly functioning immune system. Zinc is also important for the B cells in the pancreas that produce insulin. The best dietary sources of zinc include fish, legumes, nuts, oysters, poultry, and red meat. Zinc is better consumed with protein.