Happy Hump Day! Minerals are so important in our bodies. Our soil is so depleted or ruined by pesticides and herbicides that we do not get the minerals our bodies need to function properly. Zinc, is one of them. Zinc is the 10th most abundant mineral in our bodies and is necessary for all functions of the body. Many individuals are zinc deficient and don’t even know they are. Although many foods contain zinc, we may not be absorbing vitamins and minerals into our bodies. Here are some symptoms of zinc deficiency:
- Neurological problems/poor neurological function
- Weak Immunity
- Persistent Diarrhea
- Thinning Hair
- Leaky Gut
- Acne or rashes
Zinc’s main role is to maintain immunity, proper detoxification functions in your body, activate the production of numerous hormones which are the body’s control system, zinc combats stress and also regulates a healthy appetite and more..
If you suffer from any of these problems, look into supplementing with a great ZINC. I love this brand of Zinc by Eidon Minerals. It is easily absorbed by just dropping it under your tongue or adding it in water or juice. Heres a list of foods that also contain zinc, but if you feel you are deficient then supplementing is your best option to bring up your levels quick to avoid any other health issues.
TOP 10 ZINC FOODS (sourced by draxe.com)
1. Pumpkin seeds – 1/2 cup: 8.4 mg (57% DV)
2. Grass-fed Beef – 4 oz: 5.2 mg (32% DV)
3. Lamb – 4 oz: 5.2 mg (32% DV)
4. Cashews – 1/2 cup: 3.8 mg (25% DV)
5. Chickpeas (Garbanzo beans) – 1 cup cooked: 2.5 mg (17% DV)
6. Mushrooms – 1 cup cooked: 1.9 mg (13% DV)
7. Chicken – 4 oz: 1.6 mg (12% DV)
8.Kefir or Yogurt – 1 cup: 1.4 mg (10% DV)
9. Spinach – 1 cup cooked: 1.4 mg (9% DV)
10. Cocoa powder – 1 Tbsp: 0.4 mg (2% DV)
Hope you enjoyed this article and add zinc to your diet!