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    Default Zinc And Dark Chocolate Are The One-Two Punch Against Aging

    Bryan Hubbard
    November 8 2018

    Zinc is the 'secret sauce' that fights the effects of ageing and could also help you live longer. And its benefits are supercharged when it's added to a component found in wine, coffee, tea and chocolate, researchers have discovered this week. The mineral helps the body combat oxidative stress—where the body can't cope with free radicals, or unstable molecules—which is a process linked to ageing.

    But its positive effects are magnified when it's taken with compounds known as hydroquinones, which are found in polyphenols in a range of foods and drinks, such as cocoa powder, dark chocolate, berries, nuts, vegetables, wine, and beans


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    Default Re: Zinc And Dark Chocolate Are The One-Two Punch Against Aging

    Now I want to rush out and buy a bag of those chocolate-covered acai berries or blueberries or whatever. Trouble is, they're so good, you can't stop at 6. Or 8. Or a dozen....
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    I have been taking a zinc supplement for a few years, ever since I found I was extremely low in this mineral, which was causing problems. I get tested now and then, and it's never very high, so I seem to need more than most people. As I also consume tea, coffee, wine and chocolate in moderation, I should live forever. But I think other factors might get in the way of that!

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    Julieanne, aren't pumpkin seeds high in zinc? I sometimes call them zinc seeds. They're delicious. Maybe you could supplement your zinc supplement with them.
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    Thanks Patti. Not sure I would remember to eat them as regularly as I take a supplement - I would need to eat a cup a day to get around the dose I take now. I do seem to need a lot, no idea why.
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    Julie, I understood Pattypans to mean to add some pumpkin seeds to your daily routine of a zinc supplement... not to replace one with the other. I like pumpkin seeds and add them to salads, granola bars, stirfrys & stuff for nutrition and texture.
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    That's exactly what I meant, Islander. I enjoy them in salads, and they're yummy by themselves, too. We buy them raw and roast them in a stainless steel frying pan on the stovetop before eating.

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    It's a very good idea for men concerned about their prostate to combine zinc from a food source, like pumpkin seeds, with a small zinc supplement (less 50 mg. per day). Recent research shows that a zinc supplement combined with zinc from food sources are more beneficial than the supplement alone. Guess I'll start eating pumpkin seeds.

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    Thanks Patti and Mr Wiz, I'll pick up some next time I'm in the health food shop.

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