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Zinc is a key micronutrient and mineral that is essential for the body in numerous ways, it keeps the immune system strong, helps heal wounds, and supports normal growth.
There are a number of ways zinc supports the immune system but primarily it activates enzymes that break down proteins in viruses and bacteria, so they are less able to spread. Zinc is essential for the function of macrophages, the cells that kills foreign microbes by engulfing them. Zinc is also crucial for the development and function of neutrophils and natural killer cells, names of white blood cells and are key in an immune response. Green leafy vegetables are a great source of zinc as our bodies can’t produce zinc so we need to make sure we are consuming enough through diet or supplementation. Not only do these green vegetables contain zinc but they are highly dense in other essential such as calcium, Vitamin K, Vitamin C, iron and folate just to name a few. Below is a recipe for a drink that is more likely to be consumed as a soup and depending on how much you like green vegetables you can enjoy it hot or cold!
Ever taken the time to check out chemicals hiding under your sink, NOPE, we don’t blame you either. Out of site out of mind, right? Household favourite Fairy Liquid, been around since the 1950's carries a hazard warning sign stating "harmful to aquatic life with long lasting effects," this is the stuff we wash our dishes with EVERY DAY!
We all know that brushing our teeth is important for good oral hygiene, but our mouths are so much more than our shiny smile. The gums and your whole oral eco system are linked to the rest of your body, from cardiovascular to brain health.
Are seed oils bad? In a nutshell – yes! Read on as we break down the reasons why you should say "no" to seed oils!