17.Trace elements : Food Combining Hay Diet

The full text of the book published by Bloomsbury. Author Peter Thomson

These are the elements that are essential for the body to work, but needed only in very small amounts.

  • Chromium is needed for insulin production.
    • Good sources are shellfish, brewers yeast, beef, chicken, whole grain cereals, nuts and black treacle.
  • Copper is used in the manufacture of red blood cells and many enzymes.
    • Good sources are shellfish, kidney, whole grain cereals, liver, green vegetables, fish.
  • Iodine is needed to make thyroid hormones and for the development of the nervous system.
    • Good sources are fish, shell fish, milk, whole grain cereals, but vegans may be prone to low iodine levels.
  • Selenium is important for some enzymes.
    • Good sources are liver, meat, fish, whole grain cereals.
  • Manganese is needed for many enzymes to operate.
    • Cereals and nuts are good sources