It's time to talk zinc - the powerful element that's essential in helping you heal wounds, fight off colds, and build an overall strong body. The recipes ahead will guarantee you a zinc-fueled future.
2. Enjoy dark chocolate for dessert.
Good news - your sweet tooth will be a way to get extra zinc into your diet. Just 100g of dark chocolate will provide you with 3.31 mg, which is more than you'd get from most other desserts. That's why this Double Dark Chocolate Avocado Pudding is the best ending to any meal.
3. Pack on the pepitas.
If you're looking for a mid-morning snack to up your zinc intake, pumpkin seeds are your best bet. Just 1/4 of the seeds will provide you with over 2.5mg of zinc, which is about 17% of the daily intake for most adults. Try these Spicy Roasted Pumpkin Seeds.
4. Pick lamb for dinner.
ZInc is often better absorbed from meat than from plants, which is why a rack of lamb will give you high amounts of the essential element. This Spice Crusted Lamb Rack will be the perfect supplement to your week's dinner rotation.