The Overlooked Mineral (critical for health)

Zinc.

Such an unsexy mineral but needed for: immunity/defense and repair, structural integrity (think gut and brain barrier), Thyroid health - converts T4 to T3, insulin sensitivity, detox, mitochondria cofactor (energy!) to name a few.

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The RDA for adult men and women is 11 mg/day and 8 mg/day of zinc, respectively.

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Food First - 1 oz of cashews gives you 1.6 mg of zinc, 1 egg os 0.5 mg, 1/2 C cooked legumes gives you 1-2.7 mg or eat 1 Oyster and get 12.8 mg (can’t do it!).

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Or make a healthy treat and add some cashews/almonds on top. There are 6 million recipes ideas on pinterest, elanaspantry.com or againstallgrain.com.