Thursday, March 1, 2012


As I promised I will be posting a few health tips. Today I will be talking to you about Zinc.

Zinc is the most common mineral in our body after iron and it is responsible for many actions from supporting fertility and immunity to regulating mood and the impact of ageing.

In today's life styles most of our diets are often insufficient in zinc. Zinc is absorbed through the soil and into the foods we eat.Intense farming can deplete it's levels in the foods we eat.

The following foods are rich in Zinc :- shell fish, red meat, poultry, pumpkin seeds, beans, whole grains, greens, mushrooms, green beans, tahini and sunflower seeds.

To maximise your zinc intake it is best to consume it with protein like meat or eggs.

Recommended zinc allowance is 15mg per day

Some people only consume half of this with vegetarians, older people and teenage boys.

If you suffer with depression, infertility, frequent infections, poor sense of taste or smell or have more then two white marks on your finger nails then these can be signs that you are deficient.

Zinc can help with painful periods, acne, it can boost your immunity and improve your mood.

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