After COVID Zinc has come out to be one of the three heroes. Why is it so important? Zinc is an essential trace mineral required throughout our lives. It mainly supports immune function, healthy growth, cognitive development, and gut health in children. Let’s see how –
- Immunity - Zinc is required to maintain both innate and adaptive immunity; A deficiency of zinc may cause these cells to activate incorrectly, which can disrupt immune system defence leading to frequent infections
- Reach growth Milestones – Studies have shown that supplemental zinc in infants and children under 5 years increases height and weight. Its deficiency can cause stunted growth. Adequate zinc can be obtained through a well-balanced diet of a variety of foods. Those foods include red meat, nuts, shellfish, potatoes with skins, beans, and mushrooms.
- Supports cognitive brain development - Zinc supports brain and cognitive development as it helps in the development of neurons (brain cells). Changes in attention, activity, mood, behavioural problems and motor development, can be seen in Zinc deficiency
- Healthy gut function. Zinc deficiency can cause poor gut function which can lead to further zinc deficiency. Zinc can increase nutrient absorption by helping us produce stomach acid, which we need to break down food. A common sign of zinc deficiency in children can be diarrhoea, and research has shown that supplementing oral zinc can be an effective treatment for diarrhoea and gastroenteritis
Adequate zinc can be obtained through a well-balanced diet of a variety of foods. Those foods include red meat, nuts, shellfish, potatoes with skins, beans, and mushrooms.
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