We all know that getting sufficient vitamins is critical in our diet, but same goes for minerals too. Our body needs larger amounts of some minerals, like calcium, magnesium, iron to grow and stay healthy. And one mineral that deserves a spotlight in particular is zinc. The relevance of balanced diet and regular intake of essential micronutrients like zinc has been underscored by COVID-19 pandemic.
Why Does One Need Zinc In Their Diet?
Our immune systems have been designed in way that it can fight off foreign cells to protect us against various allergies and illnesses. As COVID-19 has impacted major geographies across the world including India, emphasis on immunity boosting through either diets or supplements has been emphasized more than ever before. Apart from Vitamin C & D, Zinc is another element that has been identified as essential mineral to our immune systems.
Zinc is associated with many biological functions in the human body and is involved in multiple cellular processes. Zinc is vital for more than 300 enzymes in the body, plays a key role in protein synthesis, wound healing, DNA synthesis, cell division and is required for proper sense of taste and smell. It is also a key component of WBC that fights infections.