Manganese is essential for proper bone formation, and it is very important for formation of connective tissues and for blood sugar regulation. By ensuring blood sugar regulation, it lowers the risk of some diseases, like diabetes. Manganese is also an antioxidant that helps body to fight free radicals, lowering the risk of cancer.
Insufficient level of manganese in the organism can cause weakness, seizures, vomiting, hearing loss and even infertility.
Some of the foods rich in manganese are broccoli, kale, cloves, and pineapple.