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Zinc in Diet

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Zinc is a nutrient people need to stay healthy. Zinc is found in cells throughout the body. It aids the immune system in fighting off invading germs and viruses. The body also needs zinc to generate proteins and DNA, the genetic material in cells. During pregnancy, infancy, and youth, the body needs zinc to grow and develop correctly. Zinc also helps wounds heal and is essential for appropriate senses of smell and taste. Learn more about zinc in diet from Ellison Clark,RD.

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