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5 foods rich in zinc to boost your immunity .. including oysters, meat, chicken and cashews


If you are looking to boost your immunity to reduce the risk of infection with the Coronavirus, include more foods rich in zinc in your diet, as zinc plays an important role in improving immunity and thus reducing the risk of chronic diseases, as this mineral is needed by the body to activate more than 300 enzymes. It helps strengthen the immune system, aiding in cell division and growth and wound healing. Zinc is just like protein, and the body does not store it, so we need to eat enough food that contains zinc, according to The Times of India.

 

Here are 5 foods rich in zinc that you should add to your diet to boost immunity:

 

According to the National Institute of Health in the United States of America, men should take 11 mg of zinc daily, while women should take 8 mg, but if you are pregnant you will need 11 mg of zinc and if you are in a breastfeeding stage you need 12 mg.

 

1- Oysters

 

Oysters are the best source of zinc, as one oyster provides you with 50% of the recommended amount of zinc, in addition to being low in calories and high in vitamin B12 and selenium, which are other beneficial nutrients for boosting immunity as well.

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