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Thinking about zinc

By Debra Dobbins

Right after lunch today I popped a multi-vitamin, multi-mineral pill. Its minerals include 11 milligrams of zinc, which, according to the product labeling, meet 73 percent of an adult’s daily requirement. I’m not worried about the other 27 percent, as health professionals say that zinc is also found in low-fat dairy products, fortified breakfast cereals, chicken (dark meat), cashews, flounder and sole, all of which I like.

Ingesting zinc is said to benefit one’s skin and liver. It is also considered helpful in healing wounds and in enhancing the immune system.

The word for this mineral, which is number 30 on the Periodic Table of Elements, is an anglicized version of the German word Zink. It came into English in the 1650s, according to the Online Etymology Dictionary.

Oh, almost forgot: Zinc’s reportedly also found in dark chocolate. Nope, absolutely no concerns here about any unhealthful zinc deficiency …


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