Zinc-Rich Food Items And Their Benefits

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Hindustan Times

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Published
Oct 10, 2021

Zinc is an essential mineral that plays a vital role in the growth of the body and in promoting a healthy immune system

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 Here are a few benefits of zinc

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Zinc is a crucial ingredient which can be found in a variety of food items. It is well known for enhancing metabolism 

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 The presence of zinc in one’s diet boosts immune function, protein synthesis and wound healing 

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 Its intake during pregnancy is vital as it supports growth and development

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The consumption of zinc-rich foods in the right proportion affects the heart’s ability to tackle oxidative stress

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Here are some zinc-rich foods that one can include in their diet

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Adding seeds such as flax, pumpkin and sesame to your diet can upgrade your nutritional value as they contain high amounts of zinc, iron, fibre and omega-3 fatty acids 

Seeds

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Adding it to your diet can help you fight high cholesterol and shield your cells from harmful free radicals 

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It is a whole grain food option and a rich source of zinc and fibre. It also keeps one full for a long time 

Oats

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Its addition to your diet effectively helps in weight management, regulation of blood sugar and cholesterol levels 

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One cup of yoghurt to your daily diet is sufficient to satisfy the zinc demand. It contains essential nutrients like calcium, vitamin B2, B12, potassium and magnesium

Yoghurt 

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 Yoghurt is easier to digest than milk and assists in attaining enhanced immunity, bone strength and healthy skin

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