365 Ways #24–Which nutrient actually helps you taste your food? Posted on August 14, 2010, 0 Comments

#24–Zinc is the 2nd most abundant trace element in the body. Found primarily in foods which aren’t politically correct (at least according to the Diet Dictocrats) like red meat and egg yolks, this mineral is often lacking in a person’s diet. Yet, without enough zinc, the body can only register extreme sweetness or saltiness as having any taste. Thus, real food not bastardized by food scientists or found in a can/package/box becomes unappealing. When sufficient amounts of zinc are present in the diet, an individual will typically not have uncontrollable cravings; and sugary desserts and treats are often too sweet for the person to eat.