Signs you’re not getting enough zinc

Gail Wicht Health Coach Life Coach

Zinc is one of the most vital nutrients we need for our bodies. 

It is used in so many of our bodily functions and if we do not top up on our reserves of zinc we can show signs of deficiency and even become seriously ill. 

Zinc deficienty can look like:

  • a weakened immune system and getting regular colds and flus
  • acne and blemished skin
  • adrenal problems
  • eczema
  • brittle nails with ridges
  • dry skin
  • dry and brittle hair
  • bad PMS and painful menstruation
  • slow healing wounds
  • poor night vision
  • fatigue
  • brain fog
  • autoimmune disorders
  • liver problems
Zinc is a strong anti-viral mineral and helps to support and balance our hormones, kill off pathogens, improve our hair, eyes, skin and nails, build up our immune system, help to balance blood sugar, and give us an overall better, happier body. 
 
You can get zinc from food or take a good quality zinc supplement. 

Zinc rich foods

  • Cashew nuts
  • sprouts
  • spinach
  • pumpkin seeds
  • almonds
  • mushrooms
  • lentils
  • chickpeas
  • peas
  • radishes
  • artichokes
  • parsley
  • nettle leaf
  • hemps seeds
  • avocado

Make sure to eat all of these foods regularly; have them in your salads,  smoothies and juices, soups and teas for a strong and healthy body. 

Gail Wicht Health Coach Life Coach

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