16 Jun '11, 9am

‘Many Singaporeans lack zinc’ #Singapore

‘Many Singaporeans lack zinc’ #Singapore

Oysters are a natural source of zinc. (AFP) Because of the way food is grown in today's world, and the poor food choices that many people make, there is a higher tendency for people to have deficiencies in micro-nutrients. It is therefore possible to be "well fed" yet, at the same time, malnourished. For example, I could eat a thousand calories of french fries for a meal (which is a lot of calories) yet I will be malnourished because the food did not contain many of the necessary nutrients for health. One of the nutrients that is often lacking in many Singaporeans is zinc. In my personal training and fitness boot camp centre, we test our clients for zinc deficiency. This is because a lack of zinc will result in reduced results for clients in terms of fat-burning, energy levels or muscle building. Here are some reasons why zinc is important, and at the end of the article I ...

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