Zinc is an element and a metal. It is required in trace quantities by the human body. Thousands of proteins in the body include zinc in their chemical composition.
Zinc plays a role not only in the chemical composition of the body, but also in its operation.
Some types of cells in the human body secrete zinc ions, including cells in the immune system. Since the immune system is central to the allergy mechanism, zinc is an important element to consider when dealing with allergies.
The recommended daily allowance for zinc is 10 to 15mg (various sources differ in RDA).
- Most beef cuts
- Ground beef
- Beef liver
- Most pork
- Kidney beans
- Chicken (dark meat)
- Cheddar cheese
- White rice