Another common well known nutrient deficiency in eating disorders is manganese and making sure your diet includes daily sources of manganese is important for recovery.
Main roles in the body - glucose metabolism, connective tissue integrity and neurotransmitter synthesis.
Food sources include - pineapple, almonds, carrots, coconut and broccoli.
Here is my favourite recipe using manganese rich foods and also potassium!
Pineapple and Almond Overnight-Oats
½ cup rolled oats
1 cup coconut/almond/cow/soy milk
½ cup finely diced pineapple
¼ cup almonds, roughly chopped
1-2 fresh dates, chopped finely
1-2 tbsp. yoghurt
Place oats, dates and milk in a bowl, cover and leave in the fridge overnight
In the morning, loosen oat mix with extra milk and/or yoghurt
Top with diced pineapple, almonds and yoghurt
Casey Dick | Passionate Dedicated Natural Nutritionist | Brisbane, Australia, Dietary Nutritionist, Healthy Body and Mind Advocate, Natural Hormone Balance & Healthy Weight Loss, Natural Skin Health, Anorexia, Eating Disorder Recovery, Orthorexia, Thyroid, Non-dieting Approach, Gut Health, Nutritionist specialises in PCOS, Why can’t I lose weight, Weight Loss Resistance