Cherry Hill Personal Trainer Addresses the Importance of Mineral Consumption: Zinc and Manganese

 Personal Trainer’s Quick Hit of Knowledge:

The Importance of Mineral Consumption!

Zinc and Manganese


Zinc: Essential in creation of enzymes and hormones, synthesis of protein, control of cholesterol, prevention of arterial-sclerosis, cure of cuts, and an ingredient of insulin.

Deficiencies: Can cause problems with reproductive functions, irregular development of taste organs, growth of the prostate gland, and cancer.

Zinc Rich Foods: Oysters, beef, lamb, spinach, cashews, pumpkin and squash seeds.

Manganese: Essential for synthesis of carbohydrates and protein, absorption of fat, blood growth, antibiotic by enzymes, and assists in vitamin utilization.

Deficiencies: Can cause growth disorders, arterial sclerosis, and rises in blood sugar.

Manganese Rich Foods: Cloves, saffron, wheat germ, rice bran, oat bran, nuts, mussels, oysters, and clams.

Written By: Robert Jost NSCA-cpt, ACE-cpt 

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