ZINC reduces hunger by increasing the level of leptin, a key hormone that alerts the body when one is full so that a person does not keep eating when he or she is full. Zinc regulates hunger hormones and leads to weight loss.
ZINC promotes fat loss by preventing fat oxidation and storage of excess fat. It helps in proper digestion by improving protein synthesis, which boosts muscle recovery and metabolism. Zinc also increases energy by improving digestion which allows more energy to be converted from foods.
Evidence suggests that Zinc can help control appetite. Zinc intake reduces hunger by increasing the level of leptin, a key hormone that alerts the body when one is full so that a person does not keep eating when he or she is full. This promotes the body’s natural metabolism and digestion which further supports the oxidation of fat cells to prevent further storage.
According to a study by National Centre for Biotechnology Information, there’s a clear link between Zinc deficiency and body composition, with overweight people being much more likely to have low levels of the mineral. Zinc deficiency generally makes the body store excess fat.
According to clinical nutritionist, Byron Richards, those who are struggling to lose weight due to low thyroid function would benefit from additional Zinc. Zinc plays a primary role in insulin health by improving the production of enzymes that protect the cells and helps detoxify inflammatory biomarkers that get in the way of metabolic function. It has excellent weight loss properties. It enables the body to produce more thyroid hormone that is responsible for maintaining healthy weight. Zinc supplement is great help for people with slow metabolism. Thus, Zinc regulates hunger hormones and leads to weight loss.
Triglycerides, Body Mass Index (BMI) and waist size shrink with Zinc.
While getting plenty of Zinc in diet may help enhance weight loss if one is overweight or obese, the total daily calorie intake and energy spent determines whether or not one will lose weight. According to the “American Journal of Clinical Nutrition”, many Zinc-rich foods are also high in dietary protein, which help boost satiety, and energy payoffs and are beneficial when one is trying to shed pounds.
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Article by- Pavan Kaushik, Head – Corporate Communication, Hindustan Zinc