Nutrient of the Month:
Manganese is a naturally occurring mineral in our bodies in very small amounts. Manganese is a powerful antioxidant that seeks out and neutralizes free radicals in the body. Manganese is an essential trace mineral. The health benefits of manganese include healthy bones and better metabolism, formation of connective tissues, absorption of calcium, proper functioning of the thyroid and sex hormones, regulation of blood sugar and proper metabolism of fats and carbohydrates.
Foods rich in manganese: Green vegetables, brown rice, coconuts, almonds, berries and hazelnuts.