Nutrition Nibble: Getting Enough Manganese

Eating plenty of manganese-rich foods is important for keeping your cells healthy from free-radical damage, maintaining normal blood sugar levels, and promoting proper functioning of the thyroid gland. Manganese also helps to promote healthy nerve function and keeps your bones strong. You can find manganese in cinnamon, pineapple, spinach, collard greens, kale, garlic, and brown rices. Oats, broccoli, and beets are other fabulous foods full of manganese.