According to reports, researchers have said that zinc supplements for both men and women, who are attempting to conceive can assist in reproduction during the pandemic
The COVID-19 pandemic has taken a toll on the physical and mental health of people. As per reports, fertility among men and women has also been hugely affected due to the pandemic. While some studies have found that the disease can cause damage to the sperm, the rise in stress due to the virus has also contributed to fertility issues. A new study has now found a way to combat such ill-effects of the pandemic, on fertility.
According to reports, researchers have said that zinc supplements for both men and women, who are attempting to conceive can assist in reproduction during the pandemic. Zinc may help prevent mitochondrial damage in young egg, and sperm cells.
“According to the researchers, including Husam Abu-Soud from the Wayne State University in the US, zinc supplementation of up to a maximum of 50 mg per day for all adults could also be beneficial in enhancing immunity and fighting the viral disease process of Covid-19,” an IANS report said.
Zinc-rich foods to add to your diet
While the study lays emphasis on supplements, you can also provide your body with the right amount of zinc it requires through the right foods. Here are some foods you should add to your diet, to ensure your body gets enough zinc. The RDI – required dietary intake for zinc stands at 11mg/day.
- Oysters – Oysters are popular seafood. 100 gm of oysters contain about 61 mg of zinc.
- Beef – Beef is popular meat eaten around the world. A 100 g of beef contains 11mg zinc.
- Chicken leg – Chicken is one of the most common meats consumed around the world. The leg piece from the chicken is a favourite of many. As per data, a 100 g chicken leg piece contains about 2 gm of zinc.
- Tofu – If you follow a vegan diet, it does not mean you cannot get your daily zinc intake. 100 g of tofu contains 2gm of zinc.
- Lentils – Lentils are another vegetarian or vegan source of zinc. 100 g of lentils contain 1 mg of zinc.
Article: www.timesnownews.com 7th February 2021