Zinc-rich foods: key facts to know

Zinc-rich foods if you're vegetarian


Vegetarians should not worry too much either because nuts, especially cashews, and pulses also contain zinc.

However, it is important to note that where the proteins in meat enhance the absorption of zinc into the body, phytates which are found in plant-based sources inhibit absorption which means that it may take a higher initial consumption of zinc-rich foods for you to meet your daily requirements.

Fortunately, many processed foods such as breads and cereals are now often fortified with zinc too and will go a long way in helping you to meet your daily requirements.

Read on for the facts about zinc supplements.