Do you feel as though you could really do with more zinc in your diet? In this article, Beauty and Tips takes a look at the best sources for this key nutrient.
Consuming zinc is kinda important. It plays a role in over 100 enzymatic reactions in your body and you need to consume a small amount of it each day in order to stay healthy. Zinc also works like an antioxidant, combating the damage done by free radicals, so that you don’t age too quickly. However, many of us don’t get enough zinc, and indeed zinc deficiency is now widely recognised for the problem that it is. Women are most a risk, because they generally need more zinc than men. Others at risk of a zinc deficiency include vegans and vegetarians, as well as alcoholics and even endurance athletes. The good news is that it’s easy enough to get an adequate amount of zinc into your system each day via your diet. Let’s take a look at 10 zinc rich foods to include in your diet.
Breakfast wouldn’t be breakfast without oatmeal. Just us? Can’t be! Oatmeal makes for an awesome breakfast. Not only is it one of amazing zinc rich foods – 6.2mg per 156g serving – but it’s also rich in fibre, which means that it’s a super satisfying way to kick start your day. Not just that but oatmeal is very versatile and can be mixed with quinoa, berries, seeds, coconut, honey and more. What a fine, hearty way to start your morning!