Sunday, 10 April 2016

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Manganese: Just 1/2 Cup Raw Oats (40g) A Day


Manganese

Do you know that eating 1/2 cup of raw oats (40g) a day fully covers your daily manganese need (based on adult's need)?

Recommended daily intake: 2.3mg
  • 0.003mg (0-6 months old)
  • 0.6mg (7-12 months old)
  • 1.2mg (1-3 years old)
  • 1.5mg (4-8 years old)
  • 1.6-1.9mg (9-13 years old)
  • 1.6-2.2mg (14-18 years old)
  • 1.8mg for women (19 years old & above)
  • 2.3mg for men (19 years & above)
  • 2mg for pregnant women
  • 2.6mg for breast-feeding women
Functions:

Brain and nerve function, form bones and cartilage, protect cells from damage, activates enzymes that help metabolism of proteins, fat and carbohydrates.

References:
http://nutritiondata.self.com/facts/cereal-grains-and-pasta/5708/2
http://www.whfoods.com/genpage.php?tname=nutrient&dbid=77

This is how 1/2 cup looks like using our bowl (so that I don't have to measure everyday :-)):



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