Do you need an immune boost?


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Hands up who has been struggling with the cold weather this year? While we know that plenty of Vitamin C, fresh fruits and vegetables and garlic is great for our immune system, far less often do we consider the importance of iron and zinc in keeping our energy levels optimal and our immune system at its best. So, if you know you do not eat enough red meat or seafood and keep getting sick, it may be useful to check your numbers. When it comes to iron we need 13-18mg/day and zinc 8mg/day.

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Iron in food / mg 

200g steak / 7.0

1 cup mince / 5                

1 chicken breast / 2.0        

Fish fillet / 1                

½ cup baked beans / 2.2              

Slice grain bread / 1              

Breakfast cereal with iron / 3                      

6 oysters / 3.5            

½ cup Spinach / 0.6

 Zinc in food / mg  

 Almonds (25) / 1.0

 1 cup baked beans  / 1.4

100g lean beef / 5.3

 1 cup brown rice / 1.6

100g chicken / 1.2

 1 cup muesli / 2.1

30g pumpkin seeds / 1.9

6 oysters / 59

 Can of tuna / 0.9

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