NUTRITION WHY’S #49: WHY ARSENIC? Arsenic is most well known as a poison in large doses (Tchaikovsky used it to commit suicide) but in trace amounts of 2 to 3 micrograms per day it is a micronutrient found in foods in a harmless form called organic arsenic found in many foods and accounting for over half of arsenic intake.

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NUTRITION WHY’S #49: WHY ARSENIC? Arsenic is most well known as a poison in large doses (Tchaikovsky used it to commit suicide) but in trace amounts of 2 to 3 micrograms per day it is a micronutrient found in foods in a harmless form called organic arsenic found in many foods and accounting for over half of arsenic intake. One exception is rice which absorbs arsenic in its inorganic form from soil. To be safe you can boil rice in a 6 to 1 ratio of water to rice or substitute buckwheat, amaranth, or polenta which have almost no Arsenic. Bulgur, barley, and Faro have low levels and quinoa has less than rice. You should’ve been eating small portions anyway as these grains have 250 Calories per 100 gram serving. Arsenic is also a pollutant in some waters around the world and the World Health Organization is working to decrease Arsenic from polluted soil that can contaminate water. 140 million people in 50 countries have been drinking water with Arsenic above the WHO recommended 10 micrograms per liter. Avoid water from wells near factories and drink bottled water analyzed for Arsenic levels!! #drdavidheber #arsenic #ultratraceminerals#minerals to learn more go to www.drdavidheber.com and www.herbalifenutritioninstitute.com

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