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Meet Micronutrients: Zinc

23 days ago   |   By Food and Health

Now that we've covered vitamin A , vitamin D , folate , iodine , and iron , it's time to wrap things up with zinc!
What Is Zinc? Zinc is an essential mineral that's vital to growth and your body's good health.
What Does It Do? Zinc strengthens your immune system and helps it fight off bacteria and viruses. Your body also uses zinc to build DNA and proteins. You even need zinc for fully-functional senses of taste and smell!
How Much Do I Need? Most adults need between 8 and 11 milligrams of zinc per day. Those needs increase in pregnant and lactating people, and decrease for children...
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