Zinc

Zinc

Zinc is a mineral found in almost every cell throughout the body. It’s needed for DNA synthesis, to support the immune system.

Sources include
  • Beans
  • Fortified breakfast cereals and dairy products
  • Nuts
  • Poultry
  • Red meat
  • Seafood, especially oysters
  • Whole grains

It is important to have a varied and balanced diet and healthy lifestyle.

Health benefits of zinc

Health benefits

Zinc supports many bodily functions and overall health. It contributes to normal DNA and protein synthesis, as well as metabolism of macronutrients, fatty acids, acid-base and vitamin A. It also contributes to the maintenance of normal bones, hair, nails, skin and vision, plus the maintenance of normal testosterone levels in the blood and has a role in the process of cell division.

Source: European Food Safety Association