Zinc is a vital mineral that cannot be stored by the body, so it is important to ensure you meet your zinc RDI.
|3 scallops with 1mg zinc||3 rock oysters with 13mg zinc||12mg|
|1 cup muesli with fruit with 2mg zinc||1 cup Kellogg’s All Bran with 3mg zinc1||2mg|
|1/4 cup raw pistachio nuts with 0mg zinc||1/4 cup raw cashew nuts with 2mg zinc||2mg|
|30g cream cheese with 0mg zinc||30g Swiss, edam or cheddar cheese with 1mg zinc1||1mg|
|3/4 cup cooked chicken with 2mg zinc||3/4 cup cooked lean mince with 6mg zinc||4mg|
Zinc is a mineral vital for optimum immune function, muscle maintenance and metabolism. It is important to include zinc in your diet every day as it cannot be stored by the body. The Recommended Dietary Intake (RDI) for zinc is 8mg for women and 14mg for men. Vegetarians may need as much as 50 per cent more as a high intake of phytate, a plant component found in cereal grains, decreases the amount of zinc the body can absorb from food.