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Is zinc affected by any foods?

Zinc is affected by different food products. Foods that contain zinc, like lean red meats, seafood, peas and beans, may provide too much zinc when paired with a zinc supplement. Foods containing calcium or phosphorous may inhibit the absorption of zinc. These foods include: cheese, soft drinks, milk, ice cream, yogurt, beans, lentils, peas, nuts, beer, peanut butter and hot cocoa. Until you know how you will react to this medication, you should not drink alcohol, smoke or use illegal drugs.

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