Nutrition Questions and Answers
Vital Health Zone is proud to announce Lesa Rusher, who is our resident naturopathic expert and who is available to answer questions about nutrition and health.
Lesa Rusher is a qualified naturopath with a thriving business in Canberra, Australia and has a wealth of experience treating clients on a variety of health issues. Lesa Rusher's full credentials can be found in our experts area.
Lesa Rusher will answer your nutrition-related questions.
Q: How much silica is in the common food sources with the highest amounts of silica?
- Banana (yellow, peeled), 250g - 13.60mg
- Beer, 1L - 19.2mg
- High bran cereal, 100g - 10.17mg
- Bread (wholegrain), 200g - 8.94mg
- Raisin (California seedless), 100g - 8.25mg
- Mineral water (high silica), 500mL - 7.23mg
- Green beans (cooked), 250g - 6.10mg
- Carrot (raw, peeled), 200g - 4.58mg
- Bread (wholemeal), 200g - 4.50mg
- Brown rice, 200g - 4.14mg
- Mineral water (regular), 500mL - 3.44mg
- Bread (white), 200g - 3.38mg
- Wheat biscuits, 100g - 2.78mg
- White rice, 200g - 2.48mg
- Cornflakes, 100g - 2.42mg
Some studies have shown that men have higher concentrations of silica in their urine and blood due to their higher consumption of beer (compared to women).
Please note that the information provided is for educational purposes only and is not meant to diagnose or treat medical conditions. Consult with your medical physician regarding appropriateness of using supplements in your healing process.
Enjoy better health!