The Overlooked Mineral (critical for health)
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.
The RDA for adult men and women is 11 mg/day and 8 mg/day of zinc, respectively.
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!).