ZINC

ZINC

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

Alcoholism

Diabetes

Hemodialysis

Hiv( human immunodeficiency virus).

Rheumatoid

 SYMPTOMS

Poor neurological function

Weak immunity

Acne

Allery

Lossing hair

Leaky duct

Moodiness

Lack of appetite

AGE MALE FEMALE PREGNANCY LACTATION
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
19+ years 11mg 8mg 11mg 12mg

 

IF YOUR TREATING WITH ZINC DEFICIENCY, THEN TAKING 30mg OF ZINC PER DAY FOR 90DAYS.

DISEASES

Growth retardation

Hypogonadism

Immune dysfunction

Cancer

Diarrhea

Cardiovascular disease

FOOD THAT ARE RICH IN ZINC

 

GREEN PEAS

1 CUP COOKED: 2.5mg

  • Reduced risk of type 2 diabetes
  • Increased immune function
  • Reduced cancer risk
  • Protection against heart disease

CASHEW NUTS

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

MUSHROOM

1 CUP COOKED: 1.9mg

  • Fat free
  • Gluten free
  • A good source of fiber
  • Zinc and potassium mushroom are one of the best sources

CHICKEN

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

YOGURT

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

SPINACH

1 cup cooked: 1.4mg

  • Good source of vitamin A and B.
  • Dietary fiber plus it is loaded with flavonoids
  • Detoxification
  • Muscle strength
  • Lower blood pressure

PUMPKIN SEEDS

½ cup: 8.4 mg

COCOA POWDER

1tbsp: 0.4mg

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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