Sunday, August 5, 2018

#NationalOysterDay #EatRight and include Healing Nutrients #VitaminC #Zinc #GardenCuizine @l_oceano #Oysters

Healing Foods - Oysters
Today is NATIONAL OYSTER DAY. Have you had a recent surgery or have a wound that you want healed? If so, be sure to eat right (nutrient-dense foods from the Choose MyPlate Food Groups) and take a daily multivitamin. Of course, drinking plenty of water and eating food sources of nutrients like Zinc and Vitamin C will help you too. Oysters are the highest food source of Zinc.

>>> Follow any guidelines and medications as directed by your physician.

Recommended Dietary Allowance for Zinc
Females age 19 to 70*: 8 mg per day. 
               age 14 to 18: 9 mg per day
Note: nutrient needs increase during pregnancy and lactation

Males age 14 to 70+: 11 mg per day 

Food sources of Zinc include, but are not limited to:
  • Mollusks- Oysters: 1 medium (50g), 8.3 mg (55% DV); 8 mcg B12 bonus! (133% DV)
  • Wheat Germ: 1 oz. (28g), 3.4 mg (23% DV)
  • Sesame Seeds: 1 oz. (28g), 2 mg (13% DV)
Food sources of Vitamin C  include, but are not limited to:

Peppers - red and green
Citrus fruits

Tropicana has a healing combination blend with added Vitamin C and Zinc. Read the labels and remember, the recommended maximum of 100% pure fruit juice per day is no more than 8 ounces.

Happy National Oyster Day! And, good luck in your post-operative healing. Blessings for a speedy recovery if you are planning surgery or just experienced a wound or surgery.

Related Links
5 Nutrition Tips to Promote Wound Healing
Zinc Fact Sheet
Vitamin C Fact Sheet
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