Keep a healthy immune system with Zinc

Some may think of zinc and picture the periodic table, and not something important for their diet. Zinc is a micromineral, meaning that small amounts are required in a well-balanced eating lifestyle ( 50mg or less a day). It acts as a neurotransmitter and helps in cell communication. What else does it do?

  • wound healing
  • normal cell division
  • stabilize blood sugar levels
  • regulates metabolic rates
  • healthy immune function
  • maintains sense of smell and taste
  • builds proteins
  • triggers enzymes
  • hleps create DNA

  A zinc deficiency is associated with: stunted growth, diarrhea, impotence, hair loss, eye and skin lessions, impaired appetite, and depressed memory. How can you get zinc? These are the best options:

  • oysters

    Oysters are the highest source of zinc

  • veal liver
  • low fat roast beef
  • roasted pumpkin and squash seeds
  • cocoa powder
  • lamb

  Other sources include: Alaskan King Crab, pork, chicken legs and breasts, lobster, almonds, and flounder.

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