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One of the essential minerals needed for the development of children and adults alike is zinc. The mineral helps in fighting off infections and also helps in the production of cells in the body. It boosts the body's immunity and helps to heal wounds faster. At the same time, it helps create DNA strands in the body. Zinc is also essential for pregnant women. Zinc is one of an essential requirement when it comes to maintenance of a healthy immune system. An average adult should consume at least 8-11 mg of zinc per day. The mineral is available in various foods such as red meat, poultry, beans, nuts, and some seafood. On the flip side, zinc deficiency can have detrimental effects on your health and quality of life.

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1. Loss of appetite

The loss of appetite is one of the classical signs of the deficiency. This is a fact that less zinc in the body results in digestive problems. It reduces the metabolism to a great extent. Therefore, the body feels a lesser need to eat something, and as a result, the patient will not eat anything.

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