Zinc the Link for Pneumonia Prevention

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Vegans aren’t just missing out on good health… there’s now solid evidence that a meat-free lifestyle can leave seniors open to pneumonia and even death.

That’s because while you won’t find the answer to colds, the flu and pneumonia in mainstream meds or vaccines… you will find it in zinc-rich foods such as steak, liver and oysters — and a new study confirms what I’ve been saying about this miraculous mineral for years.

Researchers have been keeping tabs on 600 elderly residents of 33 nursing homes in the Boston area who were given supplements with half the recommended amounts of essential vitamins and nutrients.

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What you Need to Know about Vegan Health

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If you prefer to sink your teeth into a savory soy burger instead of a succulent steak, your body may be missing out on some vital nutrients. Although animal-free diets are often heart-healthy, they may also put you at risk for certain deficiencies. Here are some tips for eating healthy the vegan way.

One major pro to a plant-heavy diet: Studies show that diets rich in plant foods may help prevent heart disease, type 2 diabetes, cancer, and obesity. However, many vegans risk deficiency in some key nutrients: protein, calcium, B12, iron, and vitamin D. Pregnant women should take extra care to ensure adequate intake of these nutrients.

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