Zinc plays an important role in bodily functions, especially the metabolism process, as well as protecting the immune system and repairing damaged tissues.
The human body does not store zinc, so it is necessary to take this compound daily.
Research shows that men (over 19 years old) should consume 11 milligrams of zinc per day, while women in this age group need 8 milligrams.
According to the medical website Healthline, there are several foods rich in zinc, listed below:
Red meat is a good source of zinc, with 100 grams of beef, for example, containing 4.79 milligrams of the compound, or about 43.5% of the required serving for men and 59.9% for women, according to the Sky News Arabia.
According to the Food Data Central website, red meat is also a rich source of iron, B vitamins and creatine.
Nuts like almonds, cashews and pine nuts are foods rich in zinc, as well as healthy fats, vitamins and other minerals.
According to the BioMed Central medical website, walnuts reduce the risk of several serious illnesses, including cancer and heart disease.
Eggs contain high amounts of zinc along with other vitamins and minerals, including B vitamins and selenium.
Whole eggs are also a significant source of choline, a nutrient that most people don’t get enough of, according to the Journal of the American College of Nutrition.
A serving of 100 grams of dark chocolate provides 3.31 milligrams of zinc, but nutritionists advise not to exceed it due to its high caloric and sugar content.
Oysters are a healthy source of zinc and are low in calories, with 6 oysters providing 33 milligrams of zinc.
Pregnant doctors recommend that shellfish be thoroughly cooked before eating to reduce the risk of food poisoning.
Source: Al Ittihad
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