Why You Need More Zinc in Your Diet

Lorna Harvey
4 min readJun 17, 2024

About 300 enzymes, particularly those involved in metabolism, brain function, digestion, and others, need zinc.

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Are you someone who pays attention to your health and takes supplements to cover deficiencies? As I've aged, I’ve become more aware of this.

If you don’t know whether you have any deficiencies, consider what nutrients your body needs.

Unless you’re already aware that you’re at risk of zinc deficiency, you probably don’t give much thought to how much of this nutrient you consume. Unlike other substances, zinc rarely receives much emphasis in nutritional publications.

On the other hand, zinc is required for various crucial bodily activities. Because your body does not make zinc naturally, you must receive it from food or supplements. But what are the benefits of eating extra zinc?

Let’s look at zinc’s full potential.

What is Zinc?

Zinc is an important nutrient in the body; you cannot store it, and the body cannot generate it. Instead, you will need a regular supply from your diet.

Zinc is found in various plants and animals; you can even buy certain foods fortified with the nutrient at the grocery store.

Zinc helps with several key functions in your body, including:



Lorna Harvey

I’m a blogger, writer, and interested in helping people find answers for living their best life. I also write on https://www.createthebestlife.com/.