Post by Rupali Datta, RD on Saturday, November 19, 2022
WHAT: It is a trace element, required in very small amounts.
FUNCTION: Our metabolism needs enzymes for proper functioning. Zinc is essential for the functioning of a number of these enzymes. It is needed for a healthy immune system, healing, production of DNA, cell growth hence it is critical during pregnancy and childhood. It is also involved in building proteins
SOURCES: Shellfish, egg, chicken, Legumes, Nuts and seeds, whole grains.
Rupali Datta, RD
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DDPHN, RD, EXECUTIVE COUNCIL MEMBER IDA