Zinc in a Vegan Diet

Zinc helps our body grow new cells, promotes healing[1] and aids with processing carbohydrates[2]. Good sources of zinc include legumes, nuts, seeds and oats, leafy green vegetables, and sprouted seeds and beans.

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This Nutrition page has been fact checked by the Spoon Guru Nutrition Team

Reference

[1] https://www.webmd.com/vitamins/ai/ingredientmono-982/zinc

[2] Brand IA1, Kleineke J., 1996. Intracellular zinc movement and its effect on the carbohydrate metabolism of isolated rat hepatocytes. J Biol Chem. 1996 Jan 26;271(4):1941-9

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