Sunday, 10 April 2016

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Zinc: 3.5 Cups Oats (280g) A Day




Zinc

Do you know that eating 3.5 cups of raw oats (280g) a day covers your full daily zinc need (based on adult's need)?

Recommended daily intake: 11mg
  • 2mg (0-6 months old)
  • 3mg (7-12 months old)
  • 4mg (1-3 years old)
  • 5mg (4-8 years old)
  • 8mg (9-13 years old)
  • 9-11mg (14-18 years old)
  • 8mg for women (19 years old & above)
  • 11mg for men (19 years old & above)
  • 11mg for pregnant women 
  • 12mg for breast-feeding women 
Functions:

Aids cell growth, RNA development.

References:
http://nutritiondata.self.com/facts/cereal-grains-and-pasta/5708/2
http://www.whfoods.com/genpage.php?tname=foodspice&dbid=54
https://ods.od.nih.gov/factsheets/Zinc-HealthProfessional/

This is equivalent to 2.5 bowls:



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