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This Prezi tells the readers all about zinc, what foods have zinc in them, and many more lessons about when, why, and how you should consume or not consume zinc.

Willow Smith

on 13 December 2014

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Transcript of ZINC

Zinc is a nutrient that is found in cells throughout the body.
It aids the immune system to block invading viruses and bacteria.
The body needs zinc to create proteins and DNA.
Zinc helps heal wounds
It is important for the proper senses of taste and smell.
What Is Zinc?
What Food Sources Offer Zinc?
Not getting enough provides slow growth for infants and small children along with delayed development in men.
In addition it causes...
-hair loss
- weight loss
-wound healing
-eye and skin sores
- loss in tasting food

Not Getting Enough Zinc


Male Female Pregnancy Lactation

0–6 months 2 mg* 2 mg*
7–12 months 3 mg 3 mg
1–3 years 3 mg 3 mg
4–8 years 5 mg 5 mg
9–13 years 8 mg 8 mg
14–18 years 11 mg 9 mg 12 mg 13 mg
19+ years 11 mg 8 mg 11 mg 12 mg

Recommended Daily Intakes for Zinc
Getting to much Zinc

Every cell requires zinc to multiply. Your body requires zinc to make white blood cells. Zinc is essential for healthy skin.

Zinc is vital during pregnancy. It is essential for the developing fetus where cells are rapidly dividing.

Insufficient zinc has been linked to anorexia, which responds well to zinc replacement treatment. Zinc abnormalities also often exist in mood disorder patients. It stimulates growth, fights infection and heals wounds.

Zinc is recyclable. More than one-third of the zinc consumed in North America is produced from recycled material. Over 2 million tons of zinc are recycled annually. Zinc can be recycled again and again and still maintain its properties..

Interesting Facts
About Zinc
Zinc. — QuickFacts. Web. 26 Feb. 2014
"Zinc Facts." Zinc Facts. Web. 26 Feb. 2014.
"Zinc Is Essential to Human Health." Zinc. Interntional Zinc Association. Web. 26 Feb. 2014.
Most Common Warning Signs of Toxicity." Most Common Warning Signs of Toxicity. Web. 27 Feb. 2014.
Health Professional Fact Sheet. Web. 02 Mar. 2014.
Bing Images. Web. 03 Mar. 2014.
"Toxicity." Wikipedia. Wikimedia Foundation, 24 Feb. 2014. Web. 03 Mar. 2014.
Getting to much Zinc can result in...
Daily dose for adults is 9 to 11 mg
Toxicity starts when you use between 35 and 40 mg per day.
Signs of toxicity are...
- Headaches
-Weight Gain
-Aching Muscles and Joints
- Poor Concentration/Memory
-Digestive Complaints

Thank You!
Any Questions?
In the United States, around 12% of the population, including 40% of the elderly is at risk for zinc deficiency.

Deficiency is categorized by growth retardation, loss of appetite, and impaired immune function.
Zinc Deficiency
Zinc deficiency is characterized by growth retardation, loss of appetite, and impaired immune function. In more severe cases, zinc deficiency causes hair loss, diarrhea, delayed sexual maturation, impotence, hypogonadism in males, eye and skin lesions, weight loss, delayed healing of wounds, taste abnormalities, and mental lethargy.
BY: Alex Cadelina
Willow Smith
Maureen Cassidy
The best source of zinc is from oysters.
Red meat, poultry, seafood such as crab and lobsters, and fortified breakfast cereals are also a good source of zinc.
Beans, nuts, whole grains, and dairy products provide some zinc, but not as much as the foods above.
Zinc is in almost all multivitamin/mineral dietary supplements. It is also available alone or combined with calcium, magnesium or other ingredients in dietary supplements.

Some Specific foods Are...

Alaska king cooked Crab
Pork Shoulders (cooked
Breakfast cereal
Chicken leg
Pork tenderloin
Lobster, cooked
Baked beans
Cashews, dry roasted
low fat fruit yogurt
Raisin bran

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