Sunday, December 18, 2011

Zinc


How much?
Men: 11 mg
Women: 8 mg
Why you need it:
Aids in wound healing; keeps sense of smell and taste sharp.
Good to know:
Many people take zinc to ease the miseries of a common cold, but its
effect is controversial; some studies suggest zinc can speed recovery, others
conclude it doesn't work. Some studies show that taking a combination of
antioxidants and zinc reduces the risk of advanced _age-related macular
degeneration.
Food sources:
Fortified cereals, red meat, eggs, seafood.

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