Health Tips by Tasneem Legohn, RD

Importance of Zinc

Zinc is a mineral that has many important functions in the body. Zinc is necessary for immune function, cell division, protein synthesis, growth and development, and supports many enzymatic function. Good sources of zinc include oysters, crab, lean beef and pork, beans, nuts, seeds, and legumes. Zinc supplements are also effective if you believe you do not get adequate zinc from your diet. Eat Well, Live Well.

Have a Banana!

Add a banana to your smoothie or hot cereal for natural sweetness, fiber to aid in digestion and potassium for heart health! Bananas also contain tryptophan that converts to serotonin in the brain which can boost our moods . Eat Well, Live Well

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