Zinc is one of the vital nutrients your body requires to rightly perform the functions. Zinc plays an important role in the smooth activity of over 300 enzymes and strengthens the immune system. Right from the division of cells, growth of cells to healing wounds and synthesising protein- zinc contributes to various bodily functions and assists in the normal development of the body. In such an unprecedented time, it is extremely important to load up the correct dosage of this trace mineral to boost immunity and to decrease the risk of viruses, colds and flu. Zinc is available in a variety of foods and today we bring you 4 delicious and easy to make recipes that are packed with zinc.
- Chickpea chat: This chaat contains the goodness of chickpeas. It is rich in vitamins, minerals, fibre and offers various health benefits. Right from adding up to your immunity to boost digestion- this chaat is an excellent snack that you can eat at any time of the day. What’s more? It is easy to prepare and loaded with the flavours of spices, tomatoes, onions and coriander. All you have to do is take some cooked chickpeas and add chopped tomatoes, onions and coriander over it. Sprinkle your favourite spices, salt and lemon juice and it’s done.
- The seed crackers: Here we have an evening snack that all of you are sure to fall in love with! Crunchy crackers are so delightful and filled with the goodness of different types of seeds. These crackers are loaded with fibre, protein, minerals and vitamins which are beneficial for lowering blood sugar and cholesterol levels. All you have to do is take a cup of mixed seeds of your choice like sunflower, pumpkin, sesame, and hemp seeds! Now, add it to the tray with random space and cover it with honey and peanut butter. Put it in the fridge to make it hard. Serve and enjoy!
- Almond milkshake: Both almond and milk is a great combo to get great quantities of zinc. Additionally, it will give you a cooling effect during summer and satisfy your taste buds as well without compromising the nutritional profile. What’s more? All you have to just blend the soaked almond and milk together and it’s ready. You can also add cardamom and saffron to it to enhance its nutritional profile.
- Spinach and chickpea soup: Both spinach and chickpea are a great source of zinc and other essential nutrients like antioxidants, iron that assist in fighting harmful disease-causing free radical activity. Chickpea is a legume that can easily be blended with another healthful ingredient like spinach. This soup is the perfect combination of health and flavour. All you have to do is put some cooked chickpea and spinach in the blender and blend them together. Now, take a pan, add some ghee and cook the blended puree in it. Season with black pepper and salt and serve.
Above written are 4 recipes that we truly adore. Do try these recipes and let us know which one is your favourite. Don’t forget to share yours!