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Zinc to Enhance Wound Healing

Zinc to Enhance Wound Healing

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zinc can enhance wound healing

Red meats are high in zinc, which can enhance wound healing.

Diet plays a major role in wound healing. In general, any vitamins and nutrients you put into your body will aid in the recovery process, but certain foods can be particularly helpful in helping speed through the stages of healing and reduce scarring. Protein and vitamin C are among the most beneficial elements for someone recovering from a wound, and zinc is also a top priority.

How does zinc benefit wound healing?

The mineral zinc is essential for overall health and various aspects of cellular metabolism, according to the National Institutes of Health. In terms of wound healing, it benefits the body by helping to maintain the structural integrity of dermal tissue and mucosal membranes. That’s why many clinicians turn to zinc supplements for people suffering from skin ulcers. Another benefit is that zinc aids in the division of cells, which is the function responsible for creating new tissue. Additionally, it plays a big role in immune function. A stronger immune system is important for fighting off potentially harmful elements and, in effect, avoiding the development of wound infections.

Excellent sources of zinc

Zinc can be found in a wide variety of foods, but it comes in particularly high concentrations in red meats, seeds and nuts. Those increasing their intake of red meats should stick to lean varieties, which include bottom and to round as well as eye of round cuts. Some grades of ground beef are also low in fat. You may also want to speak to your health care provider before increasing meat consumption to ensure that it is suitable for your heart health. Other great sources of zinc include:

  • Shrimp
  • Cashews
  • Lentils
  • Sesame and pumpkin seeds
  • Lamb
  • Turkey
  • Quinoa

 

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