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.
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:
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|
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SuperValu Brazil Nuts 150g
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