Zinc Deficiency in Vegans and Vegetarians

1 in 4 Canadians are Deficient in Zinc

1 in 4 Canadians Have Diets Low In Zinc, Port Renfrew, BC

Did you know that the diets of 1 in 4 Canadians may be low in zinc? This increased risk of zinc deficiency is especially present in populations such as vegetarians, kids, pregnant ladies and breastfeeding moms. And it’s not just our diets. It has also been speculated that our soils have been depleted of this important mineral, thus putting the wider Canadian population at risk for zinc deficiency. But what does this mean? How important is zinc?
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