ZincZZincZincEnglishNutritionChild (0-12 years);Teen (13-18 years)NADigestive systemHealthy living and preventionCaregivers Adult (19+) Educators Hospital healthcare providers Community healthcare providers Remote populations First nationsNA2013-09-27T04:00:00ZTheresa Couto, RD;Elly Berger, BA, MD, FRCPC, FAAP, MHPE;Francy Pillo-Blocka RD, FDC000Flat ContentHealth A-Z<p>Discover the role of zinc in the body.</p><p></p><p>Zinc strengthens the immune system, helps to heal wounds and helps with normal growth and development.</p> <figure><img src="https://assets.aboutkidshealth.ca/akhassets/INM_NRC_track1-8-7_illustration_food_zinc.jpg" alt="" /> </figure><h2>Key points</h2> <ul><li>Zinc strengthens the immune system and helps wounds heal.</li> <li>It is mostly found in yogurt, cheese, legumes, seafood and red meat.</li> <li>Healthy people who follow <a href="https://www.canada.ca/en/health-canada/services/canada-food-guides.html" target="_blank">Canada's Food Guide</a> do not need a zinc supplement, but speak to a doctor if your child has Crohn's disease or celiac disease.</li></ul>
ZincZZincZincFrenchNutritionChild (0-12 years);Teen (13-18 years)NADigestive systemHealthy living and preventionCaregivers Adult (19+) Educators Hospital healthcare providers Community healthcare providers Remote populations First nationsNA2013-09-27T04:00:00ZTheresa Couto, RD;Elly Berger, BA, MD, FRCPC, FAAP, MHPE;Francy Pillo-Blocka RD, FDC000Flat ContentHealth A-Z<p>Le zinc renforce le système immunitaire, aide à la guérison des plaies et favorise une croissance et un développement normaux.</p><p></p><p>Le zinc renforce le système immunitaire, aide à la guérison des plaies et favorise une croissance et un développement normaux.</p> <figure> <img src="https://assets.aboutkidshealth.ca/akhassets/INM_NRC_track1-8-7_illustration_food_zinc.jpg" alt="" /> </figure><h2>À retenir</h2> <ul><li>Le zinc renforce le système immunitaire et aide à la guérison des plaies.</li> <li>On le retrouve surtout dans le yogourt, le fromage, les légumineuses, les fruits de mer et la viande rouge.</li> <li>Les personnes en bonne santé qui suivent les recommandations du <a href="https://www.canada.ca/fr/sante-canada/services/guides-alimentaires-canada.html" target="_blank">Guide alimentaire canadien</a> n’ont pas besoin de suppléments de zinc, mais consultez un médecin si votre enfant est atteint de la maladie de Crohn ou de la maladie cœliaque.</li></ul>

 

 

Zinc1452.00000000000ZincZincZEnglishNutritionChild (0-12 years);Teen (13-18 years)NADigestive systemHealthy living and preventionCaregivers Adult (19+) Educators Hospital healthcare providers Community healthcare providers Remote populations First nationsNA2013-09-27T04:00:00ZTheresa Couto, RD;Elly Berger, BA, MD, FRCPC, FAAP, MHPE;Francy Pillo-Blocka RD, FDC000Flat ContentHealth A-Z<p>Discover the role of zinc in the body.</p><p></p><p>Zinc strengthens the immune system, helps to heal wounds and helps with normal growth and development.</p> <figure><img src="https://assets.aboutkidshealth.ca/akhassets/INM_NRC_track1-8-7_illustration_food_zinc.jpg" alt="" /> </figure><h2>Key points</h2> <ul><li>Zinc strengthens the immune system and helps wounds heal.</li> <li>It is mostly found in yogurt, cheese, legumes, seafood and red meat.</li> <li>Healthy people who follow <a href="https://www.canada.ca/en/health-canada/services/canada-food-guides.html" target="_blank">Canada's Food Guide</a> do not need a zinc supplement, but speak to a doctor if your child has Crohn's disease or celiac disease.</li></ul><h2>Supplements</h2><ul><li>A healthy individual following Canada's Food Guide does not need a zinc supplement.</li><li>Ask your doctor about a zinc supplement if you have Crohn's disease, celiac disease or other digestive problems that recently required surgery. </li></ul><p> <a target="_blank" href="https://assets.aboutkidshealth.ca/akhassets/INM_NRC_track1-8-1_micronutrients_pdf.pdf">Print-Friendly Version</a><br></p>Zinc

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