Minerals, Health & Weight Loss
Good diet nutrition is essential for optimum health – including efficient metabolism, stable blood sugar levels and appetite, all of which affect weight control and how fast we lose weight. Minerals play an essential role in this nutritional process.
Most people in the UK are not likely to suffer from Manganese deficiency. Tea is a major source of Manganese and supplies up to half the daily UK intake.
Good sources of Manganese include
Tea, wheatgerm, spinach, split peas, nuts, oatgerm, oatmeal, pineapple, green leafy vegetables.
How Manganese helps
Essential for smooth functioning of the brain
Needed in the production of certain enzymes
Manganese deficiency symptoms include
Pain in the joints.
High blood sugar.
Recommended daily allowance for Manganese
US RDA: 2.5-7mg
EU RDA: No official figures.
The Importance of a Balanced Diet
If you have been a regular follower of fad diets, regular fasting, single food diets, yo-yo dieting or diet/weight loss pills, you may already be deficient in vitamins and minerals. This may be why you find it difficult to lose weight, or sustain weight loss in the long term.
Solution: Follow a balanced diet that offers slow steady weight loss and includes advice on exercise. Weight Loss Diet Program is a good choice.