Zinc

Zinc is probably best known as a way to support your immune system, we often pop a zinc supplement along with a vitamin C tablet when we have a cold. However, zinc has many other roles in the body – from helping to keep skin, hair and nails healthy through to being essential for fertility and reproduction.


Where can I find Zinc?

Meat, poultry and fish are all sources of zinc as well as nuts and seeds, especially pecan nuts and sesame seeds. Shellfish are another good source, particularly mussels.


Did you know?

Zinc is very important for fertility for both men and women. It is important to include lots of foods that are rich in zinc such as shellfish, nuts and seeds.


Zinc  – Benefits at a glance:

  • Essential for fertility and reproduction
  • Needed for healthy bones
  • Helps to keep your immune system healthy
  • Needed for healthy eyesight
  • Essential for healthy bones
  • Helps keep testosterone levels healthy
  • Important in helping to make DNA
  • Needed for healthy skin, hair and nails


How much Zinc do I need everyday?

The RDA or Recommended Daily Amount for Zinc is 10mg per day.

Zinc in food (per 100g) Need 10mg day
   
Mussels 2.3mg
Crab 5.5mg
Prawns 2.2mg
Chicken 2.2mg
Turkey 1.9mg
Lamb 3mg
Pecan Nuts 5.3mg
Pine nuts 6.5mg
Sesame seeds 5.3mg
Walnuts 2.7mg
   

 

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