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.
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..
- 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
There Are Plenty Of Foods Containing Zinc That You Can Eat
- Oysters are a very good source of zinc
- Whole grain cereals
- Nuts and seeds
- 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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