8 ways to get Manganese in your diet
Why do we need Manganese?
Manganese is needed to make and activate some of the enzymes in the body. It is also needed to forms bone and cartilage.
Where can we get Manganese from?
Manganese can be found in:-
green vegetables, such as peas and runner beans
How much Manganese do we need?
You should be able to get all the manganese you need from your daily diet.
What happens if we have too much Manganese?
Taking high doses of manganese for long periods of time might cause muscle pain, nerve damage and other symptoms, such as fatigue and depression.
What does the Department of Health have to say about Manganese?
“You should be able to get all the manganese you need by eating a varied and balanced diet. If you take manganese supplements, don't take too much as this could be harmful.
For most people, taking 4mg or less of manganese supplements a day is unlikely to cause any harm.
For older people, who may be more sensitive to manganese, taking 0.5mg or less of manganese supplements a day is unlikely to cause any harm.”
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