A zinc deficiency can result in a plethora of health issues ranging from acne right through to diabetes. Zinc is needed in the body in order to make insulin, which is the hormone that regulates glucose levels in the blood, eliminates harmful toxins and helps to maintain a healthy immune system.
Raw organic seeds and seed butters, including pumpkin, chia, hemp, sesame, sunflower and poppy all help to supply the body with zinc. Pumpkin seeds have a very high concentration of zinc and organic raw, fresh rolled oats are also a fantastic supply of zinc as are raw nuts such as cashews and brazils.
In addition to this many fresh fruits also contain zinc with avocados, raspberries blackberries and apricots being among the best sources alongside dried peaches, plums, bananas and figs.