What Zinc Can Do For Your Health

Zinc is a mineral that regulates carbohydrate metabolism and blood sugar. It’s essential to human and animal growth and development, especially in the reproductive organs.

Not only does it stabilize your blood sugar and metabolism, but Zinc is also an important factor in male fertility, it intensifies your sense of smell and taste, and it helps support your immune system.

You can easily boost your zinc intake by including some of the following foods in your diet regimen…

  • Broiled beef tenderloin—4 ounces (oz)
  • Roasted lamb loin—4 oz
  • General Mills Cheerios—1 cup (c) cereal with ½ c milk
  • Wheat germ—1 oz
  • Venison—4 oz
  • Sesame seeds—1/4 c
  • Cooked green peas—1 c
  • Steamed shrimp—4 oz

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Michael Cutler, M.D. is a board-certified family physician with 18 years experience specializing in chronic degenerative diseases, fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue.

A graduate of Brigham Young University, Tulane Medical School and Natividad Medical Center Family Practice Residency in Salinas, Calif., he serves as a medical liaison to alternative and traditional practicing physicians. His practice focuses on an integrative solution to health problems.

Dr. Cutler is a sought-after speaker and lecturer on experiencing optimum health through natural medicines and the Founder and Editor of Easy Health Options™ newsletter—a leading health advisory service on natural healing therapies and nutrients and is Medical Advisor for True Health™—America's #1 source for doctor-formulated nutrients that heal.

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Boomer12k's picture
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Boomer12k

Or if you don't eat the above, you could just take a supplement. Also Chromium for metabolism of carbohydrates and proteins and fats. As well has helping blood sugar levels.

We are deficient in both especially chromium.

Be well and happy.
Steve

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Budtillery

Thanks for that observation, Steve. Good info.

Bud

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Davy777

I believe zinc is also found concentrated in the cornea (preventing cataracts?) and skin, hair and nails. Also I seem to remember that if you take copper supplements, don't take them at the same time as zinc tablets. Rather like calcium and iron; take them at different times of the day.

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Anuraag

Thanks for information but zinc also found in the so many fruits and green leaves vegetables etc. so there is no need to take non-veg.

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Lori

Zinc is also found in pumpkin seeds and egg yolks...but Cheerios?? Foods fortified or enriched with isolated nutrients are not real foods and don't supply the necessary co-factors for that particular nutrient. Let's stick with whole foods and forget the breakfast cereals. And if one chooses to supplement, whole food supplements would be the optimum choice.

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Butler

Davy777 -- I am confused. I just bought a quality brand zinc supplement in which each capsule contains 15 mg zinc (from OptiZinc) and 1 mg copper. I then read that cancer feeds on copper and since I have squamous cell skin cancer I hesitated and would not take one.

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James Clark

Butler--- Cancer feeds off chemicals like pestices, grothhormones found in your meat and processed foods not in minerals and vitamins.. you are fine to take the supplement.

Cheers
James

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Gertrude "Trudy"

Dear Butler: A dear friend of mine opened essiac capsules, simmered the contents, and used it as a skin wash to kill cancer cells topically. It worked for her. Good luck to you.

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nancy retchin

I have bought zinc picolinate...I was told this is the best type to use, what do you think?

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