by Dana Angelo White in Nutrients to Know, November 14, 2011
by Toby Amidor in Healthy Tips, July 26, 2011
- Zinc is found in oysters, but if you're not a fan, there are plenty of other food sources.
You may have heard of this trace mineral but do you know how important it is to your health? Get the facts about zinc.
What is it?
Zinc is plentiful in foods like oysters, beef, pork and chicken, but it can also be found in nuts, yogurt and beans.
Zinc supplements are often taken to boost immunity and fight symptoms of the common cold. While there’s a small amount of research to support that zinc lozenges might decrease the duration of a cold, their effectiveness is not well established.
by Toby Amidor in Food News, December 25, 2009
We told you about popular vitamin supplements and now we’re covering minerals. Folks like to pop certain mineral pills when they can be easily obtained through food. Are these mineral supplements really worth the investment?
Many individuals mindlessly down vitamin and mineral supplements like candy. Many people don’t realize that supplements of any kind interact with various health conditions, medications, herbal supplements and even one another. Furthermore, taking megadoses (very large amounts) on a regular basis can be toxic to your body. That’s why it’s important to consult a physician or registered dietitian before choosing your supplement regimen.
In this week’s nutrition news: An Illinois prison is sued for serving soy, calorie listings on menu can help folks make better choices and the top 10 college meals.
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