Lead – Benefits, Deficiency Symptoms And Food Sources


Acid/Alkaline :: Acid -forming

Very little is known regarding this mineral and therefore our information is very sketchy.

Uses and Benefits of Lead

Uses and benefits of lead are unknown, but some are :-

  • Lead interferes with hemoglobin formation and can create iron deficiency anemia.
  • Lead is a protoplasmic poison, which means it interferes with the proper life-energy enzyme exchange in the living body.

Deficiency Symptoms of Lead

  • Lead is one of the most common and persistent neurotoxins in the environment.
  • Causes damage even at low levels. Lack of will power, fatigue, lack of abstract thinking, allergies, anemia, headaches, weakness, hyperactivity in children, brain dysfunction, causes behavioral and learning problems, especially in children.

Toxicity: Impaired nervous system (which can. result in behavioral problems such as hyperactivity in children), anemia, weakness, muscle deterioration, lethargy, mental impairment, abdominal discomfort, constipation, lack of will power, lack of abstract thinking, lack of mental capacity, tooth decay, allergic reactions to food and environment, increases in diabetes and multiple sclerosis.

Rich Food Sources of Lead

Food and plants grown in soil contaminated with lead.

Toxic sources: Lead is ingested from a variety of sources including fresh and canned food, water, lead-based paint, lead-glazed pottery, hair dyes, air pollution, car exhaust, tobacco smoke, on the solder of tin cans, fumes from gasoline vapors while filling your gas tanks are full of lead. Lead is a protoplasmic poison found in bleached white sugar.

Foods that help to detox lead: Pumpkin seeds, okra, rhubarb root, cayenne pepper, peppermint, dulse, leafy greens and fruits.

Note: Watch out for copper and aluminum cookware and storing acid-foods in metal containers.

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