Why You Need Manganese Trace Mineral In Your Body #AMCoffee

Trace Mineral Collection – Manganese
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Manganese is one of those trace minerals that resides in many foods in tiny quantities. Eating from the variety of foods allows our bodies to get hold of those nutrients and accumulate them in the body to use for the metabolic functions.

Manganese can be found in such organs like xx and participates in some critical metabolic functions. Just to give you an idea why many chemical reactions can go astray without the needed amounts of manganese in the body:

Necessary in Metabolism of carbohydrates, amino acids and cholesterol
Necessary in Calcium absorption
Required in Thyroid functions
Participates in Blood sugar regulation
Forms connective tissue
Facilitates blood clotting and formation of bones and sex hormones

Manganese trace mineral is one of the key components when it comes to the antioxidant enzyme called Superoxide Dismutase (SOD) that fights free radicals and prevents damage to the  DNA and cell membranes. You see how multifunctional this trace mineral is. Hence we cannot ignore it not being part of our daily diet.

Here are some foods that you do want to indulge yourself on the regular basis. Besides manganese trace mineral, all of them boast of other vitamins, minerals, amino acids and proteins that build the workforce inside our cells, muscles, organs and immune system.

Manganese-Rich Foods

Leafy Green Vegetables: Lettuce, spinach, broccoli, mustard greens, dandelion greens, red leaf lettuce, collard greens, arugula, Swiss chard, kale, mustard greens

Fruits And Berries: Blueberries, blackberries, pineapple, strawberries, loganberries, raspberries

Whole Grains: Wheat germ, oatmeal, whole wheat pasta, brown rice

Legumes: Chickpeas, lupins, pigeon peas, white beans, Tofu, soy beans, moth beans, kidney beans

Nuts And Seeds: Hazelnuts, chestnuts, butternuts, pine nuts, pecans, walnuts, macadamia nuts, filberts, flaxseeds, cashews

Spices: Cloves, cardamom, ginger, salt, pumpkin pie spice

Fish And Shellfish: Mussels, pike, sunfish, clams, trout, oysters, perch, smelt

Tea And Coffee: Green tea, instant tea, herbal tea, coffee

Sweets: Molasses, cocoa, maple syrup

Pumpkin Seeds: 100 grams of these seeds provide 4.5 mg of manganese which is equivalent to 227% of the Daily Value (DV) of this trace mineral!

How much of manganese do we need? webMD source states the following:

Men: 2.3 milligrams per day
Women: 1.8 milligrams per day, unless pregnant or breastfeeding
Pregnant women: 2.0 milligrams per day
Breastfeeding women: 2.6 milligrams per day

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  1. This is a totally different mineral than magnesium–I had to ask my pharmacist if they were the same and he said no–2 different minerals. It can get confusing so the best thing to do I think is ask someone knowledgable about these items
    Hope everyone is enjoying their coffee! I am–my grandaughter came over and I fixed her a cheese omlet–my favorite times!!

    • Laura, Celebrate Woman Today says

      You bet it is quite different from Magnesium!
      This trace mineral is easily accessible via a huge variety of foods, which are incredibly rich in other vitamins, minerals, protein and fiber.
      The family of nutrients surrounding this trace mineral is abundantly rich.
      Yes, you need to ask your doctor about any supplements and how they may interact with your body.

  2. Amanda Alvarado says

    Finally! One that I know I’m getting plenty of! 🙂

    • Laura, Celebrate Woman Today says

      This one is pretty easy to get if you eat a lot of veggies, fruit and berries. Grains, too, contribute their share.
      Some of the best are hazelnuts (selenium here, too), blueberries, soy. But I do not do soy, rather tofu. But I get it, I guess, from a lot of greens, nuts, spices I consume.
      Awesome that we can get this trace mineral with a huge variety of foods.
      Plus, we do not a ton of it at all.

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