As a vegan for over 15 years, I am very vigilant as to my body
micro-elements need. The more I study and learn foods and nutritional health, the more
specific and stringent, I get with my food choices.
This is my choice to minimize consumption of grains and legumes for
multiple reasons, be that lectins or sugars. However, this also brings the
need of additional mineral supplementation and what are the most valid
Zinc is on my mind. The foods, most rich in zinc are not on my menu, as
they are wither animal derived or legumes and grains. May be that’s
what explains my interest in “what and how” to get my zinc levels to the
proper levels of ultimate health.
Zinc is the second most abundant trace element (after iron) essential for
all living organisms and it participates in myriads of cellular
physiological and biochemical processes.
Its role in healthy aging is particularly important as it prevents neo
plastic cell growth, is involved in mitotic cell division, DNA and RNA
I would love to provide some sources for you to look up the most zinc
rich foods and why.
Hope you can benefit from that knowledge to empower your health.
Here it comes,
Thank you and I am so grateful for your desire to maintain and improve
your health and ultimately happiness.
1. Zinc in health and chronic disease.Tudor R, Zalewski PD, Ratnaike RN
The Journal of Nutrition, Health & Aging, 31 Dec 2004, 9(1):45-51
2. Physiol Rev 95: 749–784, 2015 Published June 17, 2015; The
physiological, biochemical and molecular roles of zinc transporters in
zinc homeostasis and metabolism Taiho Kambe, Tokuji Tsuji, Ayako
Hashimoto, and Naoya Itsumura