Zinc is mineral that is one of the most important micro-nutrients in the human body.
Zinc is of great importance because of it helps the human body function properly.
The roles of the zinc in the human body are:
- Carbohydrate breakdown
- Senses of smell and taste
- Maintain strong immune system
- Protein & DNA synthesis
- Healthy growth & development of children & during pregnancy
- Wound healing
- For men, the zinc is important for the health of the prostate and fertility and keeping healthy testosterone levels.
- Strengthens the muscles, bones, nails and hair.
- Keeps your eyesight healthy
Zinc deficiency can be very harmful to your health. Symptoms of zinc deficiency include: Weakened immune system, slower development in the reproductive organs in children, reduced apetite, impotence, reduced spermatogenesis, hair loss, slowed wound healing, sabotaging the metabolism of vitamin A and therefore inducing night blindness and many other.
Foods that contain zinc are: beef, turkey, eggs, sea fruit, spinach, carrots, chicken, lentils, pumpkin seeds and others.
Zinc deficiency is not that common, but increased consumption of zinc is recommended for pregnant women and those who are physically active.
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