Vicki Martin, Nutritionist and Naturopath
Read about the zinc!
Without healthy levels of these hormones, you can experience a variety of health conditions, including poor digestion and appetite, low energy levels, and poor fertility.
If you eat a lot of highly processed, refined foods, you may not be getting enough Zinc. This is because white bread, white rice, white pasta, white flour and sugar all lack this vitamin mineral. If you eat them regularly, along with a low protein diet, you may start to notice symptoms of zinc deficiency. Alcohol, caffeine, and cigarettes can also reduce your Zinc levels.
Zinc is a powerful antioxidant that can
Zinc is an essential part of the hormone insulin, which you need for healthy blood sugar level balance. If this mineral is in short supply for a length of time, your insulin levels can drop and cause high blood sugar levels. Increasing your Zinc levels may help to reduce these high blood sugar levels.