Manganese is a mineral that gives off antioxidant properties which is necessary in our bone development, in metabolizing carbohydrates, in healing our wounds, and in metabolizing amino acids, and cholesterol.
Manganese is also important to have healthy, and strong bones. Its also the key to absorbing other vitamins such as vitamins B and C, which is good in promoting brain health and it can even protect us against cancer.
Here are the signs & symptoms of having Manganese Deficiency:
- Hearing Loss
- Weak Nails & Hair
If in case your Manganese Deficiency is in its extreme case already, it can cause you blindness, seizures, infertility, and even paralysis, that's why we should avoid having this deficiency, and in order to avoid it we need to eat manganese rich foods and drinks such as:
- Black Tea
- Lima Beans
- Nuts & Seeds
- Tofu & Tempeh
- Whole Grains
- Including whole grains in your diet means that you are adding a healthy dose of manganese in your body. Whole grains such as bulgar, brown rice, millet, oatmeal, and quinoa can already reduce the risk of having a type 2 Diabetes, Heart disease, and even some types of Cancer.