Zinc is an essential minerals needed for many bodily functions. It’s support healthy immune function, wound repair and can also assist in the production of DNA.
For senses of smell and taste, zinc is required.
Zinc also helps in regulating blood sugar levels and blood pressure. The daily recommended intake of zinc for adults is 11-13 mg.
Because body does not naturally produce it on it own, it means, Zinc has to be consumed through the diet or by taken supplements.
Food That Are High In Zinc Are;
A. Seafood such as oysters, blue crab, shrimp, sardines are rich in zinc.
B. Beef and pork such as Beef (bottom sirloin, roasted), Pork (center loin, broiled)
C. Nuts and seeds such as Pumpkin seeds (roasted), Hemp seeds (hulled), Pine nuts, pecan, chia seeds, Brazil nuts are good sources of zinc.
D. Fortified cereals such as yogurt, tofu. are very rich in zinc.
E. Poultry such as turkey breast, Rotisserie chicken thigh are good sources of zinc.
F. Pumpkin seeds are particularly high in zinc, with 1 ounce providing over 2 mg of the mineral.
G. Sunflower seeds and sesame seeds, are also good sources of zinc.