Increased susceptibility to colds and flu is one of the first signs that you may need more zinc. Eat more zinc-rich foods: Oysters have more zinc than any other food, but pumpkin seeds, oats, peas, and eggs are also a good source of the mineral. Try a zinc supplement, too: A typical dosage ranges from 15 mg to 25 mg daily. Avoid taking more than 50 mg daily, unless you are under a doctor's care. For a blast of zinc, try this surprisingly yummy recipe for trail mix bars, made with spirulina and pumpkin seeds!
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