Zinc in Lamb
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Lamb, a Good Source for Zinc Benefits
We're not that familiar with lamb. In Texas - it's generally all about boots and beef and twangy guitars.
Restaurants tend to serve barbeque, beer, pork and beef ribs and country fried steak smothered in gravy with a sky-high side of mashed spuds that are equally drowned in the country gravy.
There are also numerous Mexican restaurants in Texas. For every Baptist Church, there appears to be a Mexican restaurant.
Contrary to popular belief in some areas, we don't serve opossum or raccoon. In fact, we've done a few wild animal rescues in our life - getting the little possum healthy again before releasing it into the wild - so we'd never consider eating one.
However, all this big Texas talk aside, lamb does hold some impressive zinc values.
Three ounces of lean lamb contains about six milligrams of zinc.
But please, don't tell Mary....
How much zinc does your body require on a daily basis?
The following is based on healthy adults over the age of nineteen and who require about 2,000 calories per day for optimum health:
Males: 9.4 milligrams
Protein Food Notes & Acidity
When it involves good health and the human body, balance is essential. This includes balancing energy consumed with energy output. It also includes eating a balanced diet.
What is a Balanced Diet?
It's a daily eating plan built upon the Five Basic Food Groups - grains, proteins, dairy, fruit and vegetable. Our body also requires minimal amounts of fat daily - which we normally receive from the foods that we consume. Even raw fruits and vegetables hold minimal amounts of oils.
As to acidity concerns, when we consume more proteins - such as lamb, in addition to dairy and grains - AND we severely limit fruits and vegetables, our body can become more acidic, thus triggering all sorts of potential health ills.
Our immunity is impacted as cells weaken - we may feel fatigued and more tired than usual. Keep this in mind when building your healthier meal plate for optimum health benefits.
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