The health benefits of manganese

Manganese contributes to a range of bodily functions but it cannot be produced by the human body; only stored in the liver, pancreas, bones, kidneys and brain after it’s been obtained through diet.

As referenced in this article, titled “What are the benefits and effects of manganese?” by Medical News Today, manganese supports a range of health benefits including contributing to the maintenance of normal bones and the protection of cells from oxidative stress, so it’s important to ensure you’re getting the right amount.

Manganese can be found in all sorts of food including:

• Raw pineapple and pineapple juice

• Pinto beans

• Pecans

• Lima Beans

• Spinach

• Haricot beans

• Black and green teas

• Sweet potato

• Almonds

In high doses, manganese can become toxic, though this can take years of overexposure to show any effect. Be sure to speak to your healthcare practitioner if you are concerned about your manganese intake.

The best vegetables to juice

You may be used to putting fruits in your juices and smoothies but vegetables are also a great ingredient for your morning juicing.

The article, “The 12 best vegetables to juice” by Healthline lists a whole host of vegetables that make a great base for juicing. This includes kale, carrots, beetroot, cabbage, spinach, broccoli and more that all provide a number of vitamins and minerals that support your health.

Swiss chard, for example, is one vegetable that you may not normally think of adding to your juicer but it makes for a great alternative to spinach or kale, which are also great juicing vegetables, and is high in vitamins A and C.

high protein food phosphorus

The importance of phosphorus in keeping healthy

Phosphorus is a mineral that’s important for maintaining normal bones and teeth as well as responsible for the normal function of cell membranes and normal energy-yielding metabolism. This article from Medical News Today looks at a range of benefits of phosphorus and ways of ensuring you’re getting enough of the important mineral.

It can be found in chicken, turkey, pork, seafood, seeds, dairy products such as yoghurt and cottage cheese as well nuts. These are good sources because they are rich in protein and calcium, which is easier for the body to absorb.

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Alison Astill-Smith author Alison is Director and Founder of Metabolics who writes about Metabolics updates, events and natural healthcare. Her experience and passion for natural supplements and healthcare comes from her years of experience as a practising osteopath, having founded Metabolics in her search for high quality, natural products in her own work. Alison has been a qualified and practising Osteopath since 1981 and regularly gives seminars on a range of healthcare subjects to the wider practitioner community helping share her knowledge and experience.