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How much zinc do i need every day ? and what is the best food can i eat to get it

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Dr. George Mathew
Cardiology 58 years experience
RDA-Zinc: The recommended dietary allowance is 11mgm/day for men and 8 mgm/day for women. Best sources of zinc include oysters, lobster, red meats, liver.Plant sources include wheat, sesame, poppy, alfalfa, celery, beans and nuts.
Dr. Randy Baker
Holistic Medicine 40 years experience
At least 11 mg &...: The recommended daily intake of zinc is 11 mg/day. Best food sources include spinach, mushrooms, lamb, beef, pumpkin seeds, sesame seeds, oats, yogurt, turkey, shrimp and peas. Zinc deficiency is common. It is easily obtained in supplements as well. See http://www.Whfoods.Com/genpage.Php?Tname=nutrient&dbid=115.

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