Food with high zinc contents: Get them at Ilmercato

Zinc is an important mineral ion in the body. It is responsible for normal growth, brain development as well as the growth of hormones. In men zinc is responsible for boosting their testosterone levels. You should therefore strive to eat foods that are rich in zinc. In this post, we talk about foods with high zinc contents that you will find at our restaurant.

Foods with high zinc contents

Food with high zinc contents

At Ilmercato, we strive to ensure that the dishes we serve are rich in this essential mineral. Our menus reflect this and we serve food such as:

  • Oyster
  • Beef
  • Tofu
  • Lentils
  • Low fat yoghurt
  • mushrooms
  • Almond seeds
  • Chia seeds
  • Groundnuts
  • Pumpkin seeds
  • Chicken
  • Salmon
  • Tilapia
  • Nile perch
  • Green kales
  • Spinach


All these foods are rich in zinc.

Benefits of zinc

  • Fastens wound healing

Zinc does this by increasing the rate at which blood clots after an injury. If you have low zinc levels,you will find that it takes long time for you to heal after a simple injury or cut.

  • Boosts your immunity levels

People who have high zinc concentration find that they are able to cure from common colds faster than those who do not have this trace element.

  • Strong bones

Zinc just like calcium is important for bone formation since it is a metal.

  • Thyroid development

With good thyroid development, a baby is able to grow faster and more healthily as opposed to that who does not have the trace element in their system.

  • As we have pointed out, zinc is essential in boosting testosterone in men. It does this by increasing the amount of free testosterone in a man’s body by inhibiting conversion to estrogen. Estrogen is the female sex hormone and is responsible for girly characteristics such as fatness, roundness of features as well as a soft character.If you have too much estrogen, you act like a lady and are quiet and conservative. The male hormone on the other hand makes you aggressive and tough. With it, you do not need to take any fat burning gnc pills since you are good to go and your body is full of muscles as opposed to fat.

Who is at the risk of low zinc

  1. Lactating and pregnant mothers since all the zinc could be taken up by the baby
  2. People who are always taking alcohol
  3. Those with sicke cell disease
  4. Vegetarians who do not want to eat beef, oysters or chicken. But this should not mean that vegans should rid themselves of zinc. They can take lentils, spinach, kales, sesame seeds, pumpkin, chia, groundnuts and almonds which are all zinc rich foods vegans should take.


Dear Guests

Provoz restaurace Il Mercato ukončen

Milí hosté,

chtěli bychom Vám poděkovat za Vaši přízeň a podporu. Rok 2016 je pro nás rokem velkých změn a od 4. 1. 2016 bude provoz restaurace Il Mercato ukončen a prostory restaurace budou pod novým jménem provozovány jiným majitelem.

Naše společnost v čele s Riccardem Lucquem, Ondřejem Rákosníkem a Martinem Němcem se rozhodla rozšiřovat své aktivity v hlavním městě a zaměřit se na úspěšný koncept Botteg (obchod a bistro v jednom).

Z tohoto důvodu jsme se rozhodli přenechat provozování restaurace Il Mercato v Brně novému majiteli, který pochází a podniká v jihomoravské metropoli. Pevně věříme, že restaurace bude fungovat směrem k Vaší spokojenosti i do budoucna.

Martin Němec, jeden z majitelů Il Mercata, začal provozovat svou restauraci Retro Consistorium na ulici Mečová v Brně, kde se s ním můžete potkávat i v budoucnu.

Přejeme Vám hodně osobních i pracovních úspěchů v roce 2016.

Riccardo Lucque, Ondřej Rákosník, Martin Němec a tým restaurace Il Mercato


Restaurant Il Mercato closes

Dear guests,

We would like to wish you a Happy New Year and thank you for your support. For us, the year 2016 is a year of big changes. As of January, 4th 2016, our restaurant Il Mercato is closing and the restaurant facilities will be operated under a new name operated by another owner.

Our company, headed by Riccardo Lucque, Ondrej Rákosník and Martin Němec, decided to concentrate on its activities in the capital and focus on the successful concept of the La Bottega (shop and bistro in one).

For this reason, we’ve decided to leave Il Mercato in Brno to the new owner, who comes from a business in the South Moravian metropolis. We truly believe that this new restaurant will work hard to gain your satisfaction in the future.

Martin Nemec, one of the owners of Il Mercato, began operating Retro Consistorium on Mečová Street in Brno, where you can meet him in the future.

We wish you a lot of personal and professional success in 2016.

Riccardo Lucque, Ondřej Rákosník, Martin Němec and the Il Mercato team