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Zinc

15 foods that contain zinc, an essential mineral

Zinc is an essential mineral – the human body needs enough zinc so the immune system can fight off different kinds of bacteria and viruses.

Zinc is cancer’s worst enemy: This mineral is key to preventing cancer, scientists conclude

Consuming zinc might be something that you only think about when cold season approaches given its stellar performance in keeping the common cold at bay, but its value extends far beyond preventing this relatively innocuous problem to something far more serious: fighting cancer.

Almost 1 out of 2 people are not taking enough zinc: Here are 10 reasons why you should start supplementing today

We are always on the lookout for the best nutrient to help us get into tip-top shape.

Warning signs you are deficient zinc, and what to eat to get it


Are your wounds slow to heal? Is your immunity impaired? Are you more frequently stricken by colds and flu? Are you also more prone to other types of infections? Do you have poor sexual health? Are your senses of taste and smell somewhat impaired? If so, you could be suffering from a zinc deficiency.

Zinc helps fight infection and inflammation by boosting the body's immune response


Infection from bacterial and viral agents can pose a significant threat to human health, as it fuels the flames of systemic inflammation known to contribute to cancer, heart disease, dementia, diabetes and stroke. Many lifestyle factors, including diet, stress and exposure to environmental and household toxins contribute to elevated levels of inflammation throughout the body that never subside, creating a cellular environment that is favorable to disease propagation. Fortunately, there are a number of natural compounds and nutrients that help combat inflammation and lower risk of infection and chronic disease.