During an episode of diarrhea, your body is losing vitamins and minerals. “Zinc supplementation may play a crucial role in treating and preventing acute diarrhea, particularly in children,” says Viquar Mundozie, MD, FAAFP, family physician at Mercyhealth Harvard Clinic-South. Foods rich in zinc include nuts, seeds, and eggs. Keep an eye out for signs that you’re not getting enough zinc.
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