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Digital Subscriptions > Healthy Magazine > December/January 2018 > ZINC


It’s a infection-fighting powerhouse that keeps your immune system in tiptop condition. Time to familiarise yourself with this magnificent mineral!


What is it?

Found in our organs, tissues, bones, fluids and cells, zinc is one of the most important essential trace metals in human nutrition. It helps the body make new cells, process food and heal wounds, plus it boosts our resistance to infection. Foodwise it’s found mainly in shellfish and meat as well as in legumes, nuts and seeds. Some vegetarian and vegan foods, such as breakfast cereals, are fortified with it. Strict vegetarians, women who are breast-feeding and those with digestive problems like Crohn’s disease can be deficient.

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Celebrate a more meaningful Christmas this year with our special Christmas issue of Healthy. Inside you'll find ways to enjoy the big day that are more conscious, stress-free and will make you feel happier. We have recipes for a vegetarian Christmas feast so delicious that everyone will want some! Our beauty section will get you looking your party best - naturally! Plus, how to spot if you're stressed, give up alcohol for a month, and ways to help you manage arthritis. Find out more in the brand new issue of Healthy!