Zinc, one of the best mineral for winter!

Temuco, Chile(Zone 9b)

Scientists at the University of Adelaide, Au have discover how Zinc interplays with one of the deadliest bacteria, Streptococcus pneumoniae, which kills more than one million people a year by causing pneumonia, meningitis and other serious infectious diseases.

Zinc starves the bacteria that need to feed off manganese, an essential metal, in order to thrive and attack the body. By blocking this process, Zinc weakens the bacteria and makes the job of the immune system so much easier.

The essential mineral Zinc, is one of the very best anti-bacterial agents.

Food Sources:
Seafood
Beef and Lamb
Wheat Germ
Spinach and Silverbeet (Chard)
Pumpkin and Squash Seeds
Nuts
Cocoa and Chocolate (Cocoa Powder)
Pork & Chicken
Dry Beans or Legumes
Mushrooms

Clarksville, TN(Zone 6b)

I agree.

Stamford, CT(Zone 6b)

Great supplement to take after surgery as well.

Kingsville, TX(Zone 9b)

Zinc and elderberry lozenges work wonders on a sore throat (if you can stand the taste of them).

Just be sure not to take not to take too large a dose of zinc! If I remember correctly, 50 mg a day is the limit.

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