Zinc Facts You Don't Want To Miss...




Zinc facts and the benefits of zinc are numerous. It goes from having a strong immune system to having a healthy looking skin. For example, oysters contain a lot of zinc but if you don't like them don't worry, there are plenty of food sources of zinc to choose from.



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Let's See What Are The Main Zinc Facts

  • Essential for the growth
  • A mineral found in almost every cells in your body and needed for chemical reactions
  • Essential for the proper functioning of the prostate and reproductive organs
  • Zinc is involed in the metabolism of carbohydrates, lipids, proteins
  • Eseential for the proper functioning of vitamin D
  • Your body doesn't store zinc so you have to consume foods containing zinc or take a high quality supplement
  • The recommended daily intake is around 10 mg for an adult but an optimal intake would be around 20 and 30 mg/day. Make sure to take zinc citrate

  • Your immune system needs zinc (resistance to infection)
  • Some people take zinc lozenge when they have a cold. It's not a bad idea but taking a supplement of zinc or a multivitamin containing zinc in the long term is a better option
  • Zinc is found in products such as lozenges, nasal spray, natural medecine to help you fight colds
  • Zinc in animal food sources is better absorbed by your body
  • Zinc deficiency can cause diarrhea, loss of appetite, loss of hair..

Zinc Benefits

  • Maintains a good bone structure
  • Promotes normal fetal growth
  • Promotes eyes health and delay the progression of macular degeneration
  • Promotes healing of wounds
  • Important if you want to have a healthy skin



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There Are Plenty Of Foods Containing Zinc That You Can Eat

  • Oysters are a very good source of zinc
  • Whole grain cereals
  • Legumes
  • Nuts and seeds
  • Eggs
  • Yeast
  • Red meat and poultry
  • Dairy products



Once again to be healthy you must have a balanced and varied diet throughout the day .... by eating the right foods you give your body all the nutrients, vitamins and minerals (including zinc) its needs to function properly.



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