Did you know that a having recommended amount of 𝗭𝗶𝗻𝗰 in your daily diet can give you a stronger immune system? It has been proven that people with stronger immunity 𝗳𝗶𝗴𝗵𝘁𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗖𝗢𝗩𝗜𝗗 𝟭𝟵 are better and faster. Let us look at some food options for vegetarians/vegans which are loaded with Zinc.
𝗦𝗽𝗶𝗻𝗮𝗰𝗵 is a superfood, which is just not rich in Vitamins but is known for having high amounts of Zinc as well. It is a well-known ingredient in Indian Households and used as a prime ingredient in various dishes.
𝗡𝘂𝘁𝘀 like Cashews, Walnuts, Brazil Nuts, Almonds, Peanuts are some of the delicious options to get natural, plant-based zinc. Whether you eat them raw or roasted, it will give you a good intake of zinc for your dietary needs and will also keep you full for longer hours.
𝗣𝘂𝗺𝗽𝗸𝗶𝗻 𝗦𝗲𝗲𝗱𝘀 is yet another great source of zinc that will also add some zing to your day. Toss a handful of pumpkin seeds into a salad for a delightful crunch, meet 20% of your daily required value.
𝗟𝗲𝗻𝘁𝗶𝗹𝘀 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗣𝘂𝗹𝘀𝗲𝘀: Among all the options, hands down, pulses/lentils are the best source of zinc for vegetarians and vegans. One cup of a Sansar cooked dal contains almost 4.7 mg of zinc. The best thing about them is that they are low in fat, calories and contain vital nutrients like proteins and fibers.
𝗗𝗮𝗿𝗸 𝗖𝗵𝗼𝗰𝗼𝗹𝗮𝘁𝗲: What a sweet surprise! Yet another exciting fact about dark chocolate is that it’s a source of zinc. While 100gm of dark chocolate contains 3.3 mg of Zinc it’s also rich in calories and sugar.So add a spark of zinc with these food options and boost your immunity to fight any virus