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Foods high in Zinc

  1. Zinc is needed to Naturally increase your testosterone.
  2. Zinc helps you Build muscle by helping you repair & rebuild

8 Foods High in Zinc

Author: Dr. Edward Group 03/16/2010 @ 2:36 pm
Zinc is involved in numerous aspects of the body’s vital processes and most people are chronically deficient in this vital mineral. It is an active agent in our body’s ability to metabolize food and nutrients. It is also a necessary agent in the triggering action of 100 differing internal enzymes required for many of these metabolic actions. Zinc is also crucial for the health of the human immune system. It aids growth through its role in protein building and synthesis, and is therefore particularly needed in pregnant and lactating women.
It also plays a role in the body’s ability to heal itself after an injury. Zinc keeps our sense of smell in proper function, and is commonly linked to healthy eyes, skin and hair. What is more, we must be sure that we get enough of it in our diet, as well as from zinc supplements, as the body does not naturally have a zinc storage system.

List of Foods High in Zinc

There are many foods that contain zinc, but the following list of foods possess the highest amounts of naturally-occuring zinc. These foods would be a great addition to any diet.
Pumpkin Seeds

1. Pumpkin seeds

Not only are they extremely high in zinc, pumpkin seeds also play a role in the prevention of prostate cancer. Pumpkin seeds also support general immune system health. For maximum zinc-intake, the seeds can be taken raw, as roasting them can deplete zinc intake.
Dark Chocolate

2. Dark Chocolate

The occasional indulgence in a square of dark chocolate may offer you an extra boost to your zinc levels. One hundred grams of unsweetened dark chocolate has up to 9.6mg of zinc. Cocoa powder has 6.8mg.

3. Garlic

This pungent bulb offers moderate levels of naturally occurring zinc, and is easy to incorporate into most any main course meal preparation. Besides from being high in zinc, garlic is also a great food for detox that contains high levels of manganese, vitamin b6, vitamin c and selenium.
Sesame Seeds

4. Sesame Seeds

Whether raw, toasted or ground into tahini butter, sesame seeds hold around 10mg of zinc per 100g serving. Try incorporating more hummus (a tahini-butter-based Middle Eastern dip) into your diet, or even consider replacing wheat flour with sesame seed flour in your next baked goods or breads.


5. Watermelon seeds

It may seem strange, but try raw, dried or roasted seeds after eating your next summer watermelon. Popular in Eastern Asia, dried watermelon seeds have 10mg of zinc per 100g serving.

6. Wheat germ

An excellent additive to sprinkle on your salad, toasted wheat germ offers 17mg of zinc per 100g serving. This is over 100% of the recommended daily allowance.
Butternut Squash

7. Squash seeds

Another popular Middle Eastern seed, squash seeds hold around 10mg of zinc per 100g serving. You can remove the seeds directly from the squash eat them raw, dried or roast them in your oven. I personally prefer to eat them raw.

8. Chickpeas

A 7 ounce serving contains about 2.8mg of zinc. They also contain folate and are high in protein and dietary fiber.

Other Sources of Zinc

Besides from the foods listed above, there are many other ways to get zinc in your diet. If you don’t eat any of the foods above, then I would recommend supplementing your diet with a zinc supplement.
If you decide to take a zinc supplement, then be sure to do your research on the different types of zinc supplements. They are not all created equal. Personally, I would only use and recommend zinc orotate.
~Dr. G

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28 Foods high in Zinc

  1. Oysters
  2. Salmon
  3. Pumpkin seeds
  4. Squash seeds
  5. Dark Chocolate
  6. Garlic
  7. Sesame Seeds
  8. Watermelon seeds
  9. Wheat germ
  10. Chickpeas
  11. Shrimp
  12. Crab
  13. Organic Beef
  14. Beef Liver
  15. Lima beansts,      
  16. Egg yolks
  17. Mushrooms
  18. Turkey
  19. Lobster
  20. Spinach
  21. Lamb
  22. Kidney beans
  23. Peanuts
  24. Tahini
  25. Flax seeds
  26. Pork
  27. Brewers Yeast
  28. Brown rice

14 ways Zinc helps you look good naked…

  1. your muscles back into bigger & stronger ones after a workout.
  2. Zinc is also an antioxidant that helps destroy free radicals in your body to make you look younger.
  3. Zinc helps you have better looking skin because zinc is needed to make vitamin A do it's job of making you have better looking skin.
  4. Zinc makes your hair & nails look better because zinc is needed to produce keratin (which is basically hair & nail protein)
  5. Zinc helps you have more energy while people with low levels of zinc in their diet may end up having chronic fatigue or even hypothyroidism.
  6. Zinc also helps get rid of acne by controlling the production of oil.
  7. Zinc is good for perserving collagen which helps prevent wrinkles.
  8. Zinc helps treat dry skin.
  9. Zinc helps prevent baldness.
  10. Zinc may also help you lose weight by helping curb your appetite.
  11. Zinc helps increase your metabolism making you burn fat faster by improving your thyroid function.
  12. Zinc has been shown in studies to raise leptin levels by 142% and leptin regulates bodyweight by sending satiation (fullness) signals to the brain and leptin increases your body's ability to burn fat.
  13. Zinc will increase the strength and elasticity of your skin to help you prevent & Get rid of stretch marks.

28 Foods high in Zinc

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