Why do we need it?
Zinc is an essential mineral that is found in almost every cell of our bodies. It has many important functions including:
- helps make new cells and enzymes
- helps us process the carbohydrate, fat and protein in the food we eat
- helps with the healing of wounds
Good sources include poultry, meat, shellfish, milk and dairy foods, cereal products and bread. Wholemeal bread contains more zinc than white bread.
Meat is rich in both zinc and iron.
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