Zinc for health

Zinc is one of the most important minerals for a healthy immune system. Even a mild zinc deficiency can cause lowered immunity and make us more susceptible to any viruses or bacteria floating around.

Low zinc levels can be caused by poor diet, stress, high alcohol intake, poor digestive function and can lead to not only lowered immunity but low energy and low mood as well. Increasing zinc from the diet in the form of seafood, particularly oysters which are packed with zinc, nuts and seeds such as almonds, brazil and sunflower seeds and wholegrains, beans and leafy grains as well as taking a daily multivitamin containing zinc especially through the winter.