Sunday, 10 April 2016

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Copper: 1 Bar Dark Chocolate (113g) A Day



Copper

Do you know that eating 1 bar of dark chocolate (113g) a day fully covers your daily copper need (based on adult's need)? 

But it may not be wise make it a daily choice because of the high calories: 100g = 600 kcal :-(

Recommended daily intake: 1.7mg
  • 0.2mg (0-6 months old)
  • 0.22mg (7-12 months old)
  • 0.7mg (1-3 years old)
  • 1mg (4-8 years old)
  • 1.1-1.3mg (9-13 years old)
  • 1.1-1.5mg (14-18 years old)
  • 1.2mg for women (19 years old & above)
  • 1.7mg for men (19 years old & above)
  • 1.3mg for pregnant women 
  • 1.5mg for breast-feeding women 
Functions:

Helps form heart, skeletal, nervous systems, arteries and blood vessels.

References:
http://nutritiondata.self.com/facts/sweets/10638/2
http://www.whfoods.com/genpage.php?tname=nutrient&dbid=53
http://www.mayoclinic.org/drugs-supplements/copper-supplement-oral-route-parenteral-route/description/drg-20070120
https://www.nrv.gov.au/nutrients/copper

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