Zinc is arguably the most important mineral. Researchers have found more than 300 enzymes that are zinc-dependant in the human body!!
Zinc is vital for the growth and repairs of all tissues, activity of hormones and a healthy immune system (to just name a few!) The average dietary zinc intake can vary, depending on your age, sex and can even be different again if you are pregnant or breastfeeding! Food sources high in zinc include shellfish, meat, poultry, fish, legumes, eggs, nuts and seeds, and some vegetables; such as mushrooms, kale, peas and asparagus. 🥚🥩🍗🦞🦀🐟🌰
If you suspect you aren’t reaching your dietary intake, I can test your zinc status using a simple zinc taste test. The test is simple and is based on the activity of a zinc-dependent enzyme in the taste buds of the tongue, how the solutions tastes determines your zinc status. Please ask me about this zinc taste test at your next appointment.🤗