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What do you eat daily/often to ensure you're getting enough zinc?

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What do you eat daily/often to ensure you're getting enough zinc?

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on December 13, 2012
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Washington coast. Housing and fresh seafood are cheap and abundant here.

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on December 13, 2012
at 11:27 AM

You mentioned above that oysters are cheap and abundant where you live. As someone considering a permanent relocation: whereabouts do you live?

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on November 08, 2012
at 10:24 PM

where are you living that oysters are so cheap?

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on November 08, 2012
at 05:42 PM

I'm doing an N=1 experiment for the next few months on pacific oysters, which are cheap and abundant here. I'm trying them as a natural nutritional supplement, to see whether my blood tests change in any measurable way. They contain a wealth of vitamins and minerals.

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on November 08, 2012
at 05:38 PM

I guess that I should add that I also supplement with zinc capsules. Since then, the little white dots on my nails have gone away.

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on November 08, 2012
at 03:44 AM

Beef and lamb.

I also make a conscious effort to eat shellfish at least once a week.

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on November 08, 2012
at 04:19 AM

One fresh oyster. I fry it for breakfast with a piece of bacon.

4517f03b8a94fa57ed57ab60ab694b7d

on December 13, 2012
at 11:27 AM

You mentioned above that oysters are cheap and abundant where you live. As someone considering a permanent relocation: whereabouts do you live?

Medium avatar

(10611)

on December 13, 2012
at 01:08 PM

Washington coast. Housing and fresh seafood are cheap and abundant here.

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on November 08, 2012
at 05:33 PM

Oysters also provide copper though -

Depending on type and variety oysters provide 1-8mg of copper per 100g serving, accounting for 37%-500% of the DV. The oyster highest in copper is the steamed wild eastern oyster which provides 0.5mg(27% DV) per oyster. In general, wild caught oysters provide more copper than farm raised.

Read more at http://www.healthaliciousness.com/articles/high-copper-foods.php#vZjIFa5vbeU84fsE.99

Bdc4873264ec9dbec27505e678dabce0

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on November 08, 2012
at 10:24 PM

where are you living that oysters are so cheap?

Medium avatar

(10611)

on November 08, 2012
at 05:42 PM

I'm doing an N=1 experiment for the next few months on pacific oysters, which are cheap and abundant here. I'm trying them as a natural nutritional supplement, to see whether my blood tests change in any measurable way. They contain a wealth of vitamins and minerals.

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on November 08, 2012
at 07:45 AM

I eat a bit of everything that's Paleo-approved so I'm pretty sure I'm getting enough Zinc

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782d92f4127823bdfb2ddfcbcf961d0e

on November 08, 2012
at 04:13 AM

Chocolate. Also, red meat. And did you know that pumpkin seeds (pepitas) are also high in zinc?

782d92f4127823bdfb2ddfcbcf961d0e

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on November 08, 2012
at 05:38 PM

I guess that I should add that I also supplement with zinc capsules. Since then, the little white dots on my nails have gone away.

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on November 08, 2012
at 03:34 PM

Enough Zinc? Not a problem. Too much in relation to copper? That's the issue. If anything I've cut my zinc down (no supplementation, less red meat in general) because my copper intake is only adequate.

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on November 08, 2012
at 02:48 PM

Red meat, spinach & I take a supplement that has Magnesium & Zinc.

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on November 08, 2012
at 02:31 PM

Every Tuesday or Thursday during Happy Hour I go and get 1/2 dozen oysters at a raw bar.

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on November 08, 2012
at 07:53 AM

Red meat, bone broth, and I eat a can of oysters twice a week or fresh if we can afford them. I also eat bone in smoked sardines.

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