Zinc is present in every cell in the body and can help reduce the damage caused by free radicals. Zinc has many benefits that the average antioxidant lacks.

It has the ability to boost the immune system and prevent inflammatory diseases like lupus and rheumatoid arthritis. Zinc also promotes healthy skin, nails, hair, eyes and bones. Food rich in zinc include oysters, peas, whole wheat grains, ginger root and nuts like peanuts, almonds and pecans. Taking too much of a zinc supplement can inhibit the body's ability to absorb copper so discuss taking a zinc supplement with your doctor before adding it to your diet.

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