Study title and author:
Zinc deficiency has been known of for 40 years but ignored by global health organisations
This paper can be accessed at: http://www.bmj.com/cgi/content/full/326/7386/409
Eleven patients suffered from dwarfism, hypogonadism, hepatosplenomegaly, rough and dry skin, mental lethargy, geophagia, and iron deficiency anaemia. It was discovered they consumed a diet of NO animal protein, and they ate only unleavened bread.
It is known that phytate in cereals markedly impairs the absorption of zinc and also iron. With a well balanced animal protein diet and administration of iron, all the clinical features in the patients were corrected.
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Recipe of the day
Golden garlic shrimp
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4 cloves garlic, peeled
1 shallot, peeled and roughly chopped
1/4 tsp red pepper flakes
pinch of salt
freshly ground pepper
1/2 cup shrimp or chicken stock
How to make it:
Preheat oven to 500 degrees. Place peeled shrimp in a baking dish.
Add oil and garlic to a food processor and pulse until garlic is in tiny bits, infused into the oil, scraping down the sides as necessary. Add the shallot and red pepper flakes and pulse a few more times.
Coat the shrimp with the mixture, add stock and combine. Sprinkle with salt & pepper.
Bake for 10-15 minutes til all shrimp are pink throughout.
Serve along with sauce from the dish.