Zinc : An immunity booster

Updated: Jul 5, 2020

The body needs all kinds of nutrients, minerals, and supplements in order to function properly. Both vitamins and minerals are fundamental for remaining fit and their absence can

mess up the body's balance. Just like iron and calcium, zinc is fundamental for the body too. You can meet the accurate measure of zinc by devouring some oily and junk food items etc. Zinc is a basic mineral which is a secret immunity booster. It not just benefits the immune system but also the eyes, bones, and cerebrum. Moreover, it plays a significant role in rectifying the hormonal system of men, recuperating wounds, synthesizing proteins, and numerous other bodily functions.

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has determined the following measure of zinc -

  • Men 14 and older: 11 mg

  • Ladies 14 years and over: 9 mg

Deficiency of Zinc can cause:

  • Diarrhea

  • Hair loss

  • Impotence

  • Poor growth

  • Loss of appetite

  • Affects the sense of taste and smell

  • Impaired immune response

Foods that contain zinc :

  • Nuts - Remember, the most ideal choice for vegan individuals is a bunch of nuts in everyday diet. Dry fruits andnuts contain solid fats, fibers, nutrients, and minerals. So you can eat walnuts, almonds, cashews, peanuts, and other dry fruits.

  • Eggs - Eggs are a good source of zinc. One to two eggs a day won't cause a lack of zinc in the body. An enormous egg contains sufficient amount of zinc required by your day to day bodily needs.

  • Non-Veg - It is a rich source of zinc. These days people prefer to eat chicken and sheep in non-vegetarian diet and both of these contain a great deal of zinc.

  • Whole Grains - For example, Whole Wheat Bread, Cookies, and Oatmeal, are highly beneficial for the body apart from being the best source of zinc. Whole grains contain more phytates than refined food. They give a great amount of zinc , fiber and vitamin B to the body.

This blog is written by Mr. Sahil Mathur (Head Creatives, Frolic India)