The health benefits of Zinc include proper functioning of the immune and digestive systems, control of diabetes, reduction of stress levels, energy metabolism, and an increase rate of healing for acne and wounds. Also, zinc is helpful in terms of pregnancy, hair care, eczema, weight loss, night blindness, colds, eye care, appetite loss and many other minor conditions.
Zinc, being an important mineral, plays a vital role in protein synthesis and helps regulate the cell production in the immune system. Zinc is mostly found in the strongest muscles of the body and is found in especially high concentrations in the white and red blood cells, eye retina, skin, liver, kidneys, bones and pancreas. The semen and prostate gland in men also contain significant amounts of zinc.
In the human body, there are more than three hundred different enzymes that require zinc for normal function.
Benefits of Zinc:
Effective in fighting acne
Helps improve vision and nigh blindness
Helps heal atopic dermatitis and alopecia (loss of hair
in both children and adults)
Aids in weight loss
Essential nutrient during pregnancy
Assists in development of sex organs
Plays a key role in diabetes control and immune resistance
Helps protect against many kinds of cancer and prostate disorders
TOP ZINC RICH FOODS:
Seafood (Cooked Oysters), Beef and Lamb (Lean), Wheat Germ (Toasted), Spinach, Pumpkin and Squash Seeds, Nuts (Cashews), Cocoa and Chocolate, Pork and Chicken (Lean), Beans, Mushrooms (cooked white mushrooms)