By dave | November 1, 2016

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What is zinc?

The mineral zinc is present in every part of the body and has a wide range of functions. It helps with the healing of wounds and is a vital component of many enzyme reactions. Zinc is vital for the healthy working of many of the body’s systems. It is particularly important for healthy skin and is essential for a healthy immune system and resistance to infection. Various chemicals added to many processed foods can also reduce zinc absorption

How could zinc help my body?

Zinc has a range of functions. It plays a crucial role in growth and cell division where it is required for protein and DNA synthesis, in insulin activity, in the metabolism of the ovaries and testes, and in liver function. As a component of many enzymes, zinc is involved in the metabolism of proteins, carbohydrates, lipids and energy.

Foods that are high in zinc

  • Almonds
  • Chick-peas
  • Baked Beans
  • Lentils
  • Pumpkin seeds
  • Sesame seeds
  • Tofu
  • Wholegrain rice
  • Wheat-germ
  • Yeast