Food Sources

It is highly advisable to learn about the food sources of nutrients you are lacking and do you best to support the potential losses by loading up on whole, natural foods. While it may be possible in some cases to support deficiencies caused by medications with food alone, it is often unlikely given that food sources largely support the daily requirement. When the body is actively being depleted of nutrients, often caused by medications, food sources may not be enough and supplementation may be considered. Use sound judgement based on how you feel, understand the signs and symptoms of deficiency, and discuss the need for supplementation with your healthcare provider. You may also consider testing your blood for nutrient deficiencies to help determine supplement needs as well.

NutrientFood SourceReference
Copper Dark leafy greens
Oysters and other shellfish
Whole grains
Beans
Nuts
Potatoes
Organ meats (kidneys & liver)
Dark leafy greens
Dried fruits
Cocoa
Black pepper
Yeast
1
Folic Acid Dark green leafy vegetables
Parsley
Beets
Cauliflower
Lentils
Pinto beans
Garbanzo beans
Black beans
Navy beans
Kidney beans
Citrus fruits
1 2
Glutathione Aspragus
Broccoli
Potatoes
Walnuts
Legumes
Garlic
Carrots
Grapefruit
Cauliflower
Squash
Okra
Spinach
Avocado
Tomatoes (raw)
1


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