Top Foods Rich with Zinc

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  • Fri, Nov 26, 2021 - 03:12am



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    Top Foods Rich with Zinc

Lamb, Spinach, Mushroom, Pepita (Pumpkin seeds), Hemp Seeds, Grass Fed Beef, Chickpeas, Lentils, Cocoa Powder, Cashews, Natural Yoghurt or Kefir, Avocado, Chicken, Eggs and Almonds are only some that are rich in Zinc.

For Selenium – eat 3 Brazil Nuts per day only.

Enjoy eating for your health!

  • Fri, Nov 26, 2021 - 11:07am

    Prairie Rose

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    Top Foods Rich with Zinc

You can eat way more Brazil nuts. Unless you somehow have perfect absorption, it is unlikely you will break down and absorb the full content of selenium. Also, there are phytates in the nuts to some degree, so that also interferes with absorption.

Oysters, too, are a good source of zinc.

Great video!

  • Fri, Nov 26, 2021 - 11:52am

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    Medicine & Lifestyle that Depletes Zinc

We might also consider the medications & lifestyles that deplete zinc.

ACE inhibitor and ARB blood pressure medications are both known to deplete zinc, as are diuretics often prescribed with these meds and for heart disease.

(hey, aren’t high blood pressure & heart disease two of the primary comorbidities for COVID?)

Speaking of diuretics, coffee and/or alcohol are well known dietary diuretics.

Chronic kidney disease also creates zinc deficiencies as damaged kidneys don’t retain zinc in the blood, but allow it to be excreted in excess.

PPI acid blocker meds also notorious for blocking absorption of zinc.  The elderly are also known to have naturally low stomach acid, which is needed to promote absorption of zinc.

Vegans and vegetarians are often deficient because meat & seafood are not in their diet.  Not a lot of zinc in kale & beans.


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