Ab Exercises For Pregnancy
MANGANESE FOR PILATES
2. DIGESTIVE SYSTEM
Manganese assists in the digestion, absorption and utilisation of the three main food groups: protein, carbohydrates and lipids. It is required for various digestive enzymes and reactions. Processing of wheat and other grains can reduce the manganese content by 90%, and animal product foods such as meat are a poor source of this mineral. Manganese is also required for the production of bile for fat digestion and insulin for carbohydrate/glucose conversion into an energy source and to stabilise blood glucose levels.
3. GLANDULAR SYSTEM
Manganese is a vital nutrient for the glands: the thyroid gland needs manganese and iodine to produce thyroxine, for body growth and metabolism plus the active control of 20 sets of body glands. Manganese is essential for regulating menstrual periods, and during pregnancy and lactation for the production of milk from the mammary glands. Manganese is required in numerous hormones for both male and female reproductive glands.
6. NERVOUS SYSTEM
Manganese foods improve the co-ordination of nerves and nerve impulses to the muscles and nervous system Manganese is also vital for the brain, memory and stability.
8. SKELETAL SYSTEM
Manganese is important for the growth of children. It is required for the stretching of bones to their normal shape and size as it is part of the connective tissues within bones.
9. BLOOD SYSTEM
Manganese is vital in the formation of healthy red blood cells in combination with iron, copper and cobalt.