Zinc is a trace mineral – needed in only small amounts by our bodies but with many important functions. Zinc deficiency can cause loss of appetite, poor growth, loss of hair, a poorly functioning immune system (leading to constant illness), poor wound healing and changes in taste sensation.
Zinc is found in seafood (especially oysters), lean red meat, chicken, wholegrain cereals, beans, lentils and seeds, and dairy.
To increase your zinc intake try:
If you are concerned about your intake of zinc, please discuss it with your doctor.
Last modified: January 26, 2022