I suspect one of the reasons you are reading this blog, is your resonate with the concept that you can take control of your health. One of the physical approaches will, of course, be the food you choose to eat or to avoid.
But, we are literally unaware of global health problem that affects millions of lives every day.However, we often do not realize that just because we are eating food with many nutrients does not know that our body is absorbing are not.
Zinc deficiency is a global problem. The role of zinc in early child development is pivotal, suffer from and it is foundational both in term of growth and cognitive development through immune system and another biological form.
Zinc is an essential micronutrient. Every individual needs zinc in living, it interacts with 300 different hormones in the body. It’s crucial for brain development in children, particularly under the age of 2.
Sadly 450,00 children die in a year, because of zinc deficiency. Zinc deficiency is the 5th leading risk factor for disease in the developing country. 2 billion suffer from zinc deficiency in the world.
FACTORS AFFECT ZINC DEFICIENCY
Hiv( human immunodeficiency virus).
Poor neurological function
Lack of appetite
|0 – 6 MONTHS||2mg||2mg|
|7 – 12 MONTHS||3mg||3mg|
|1 – 3 YEARS||3mg||3mg|
|4 – 8 YEARS||8mg||5mg|
|9 – 13 YEARS||8mg||8mg|
|14 – 18 YEARS||11mg||9mg||12mg||13mg|
IF YOUR TREATING WITH ZINC DEFICIENCY, THEN TAKING 30mg OF ZINC PER DAY FOR 90DAYS.
FOOD THAT ARE RICH IN ZINC
1 CUP COOKED: 2.5mg
- Reduced risk of type 2 diabetes
- Increased immune function
- Reduced cancer risk
- Protection against heart disease
½ CUP: 3.8mg
- Cashew nuts are good source of vitamin C, vitamin B, vitamin B-5, vitamin B-6
- Cashew nuts are rich in minerals like zinc, copper, and magnesium.
- Cashew nuts prevent colon cancer and liver cancer
1 CUP COOKED: 1.9mg
- Fat free
- Gluten free
- A good source of fiber
- Zinc and potassium mushroom are one of the best sources
4 OZ: 1.6mg
- Muscles building
- Increase appetite
Chicken has zinc which helps to maintain a healthy appetite. A bowl ofsteaming chicken soup can change the taste of you
- Keeps bones healthy
1 CUP: 1.4mg
- Low in fat
- High in calcium
- Prevents ulceration
- Contributes to weight management
- Contributes to healthy nervous system
- Enhances absorption of micronutrients
1 cup cooked: 1.4mg
- Good source of vitamin A and B.
- Dietary fiber plus it is loaded with flavonoids
- Muscle strength
- Lower blood pressure
½ cup: 8.4 mg
Ever, young and old requires zinc intake to remain alive. Which is why it is referred to as an “ essential” trace of elements.
We all need zinc, zinc saves, sustain and protects lives.
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