Based on a 2,000 calorie diet, acorns contain 5% of protein, 3% of Thiamine (Vitamin B), 3% of Riboflavin (Vitamin B), 3% of Niacin (Vitamin B), 10% of Vitamin B6, 8% of Foliate (Vitamin B), 3% of Panthothenic Acid (Vitamin B), 2% of Calcium and Iron, 6% of Magnesium, 3% of Phosphorus, 6% of Potassium, 1% of Zinc, 11% of Copper and 19% of Manganese.
Magnesium is essential for good health and is needed for over 300 biochemical reactions in the body. It helps maintain normal muscle and nerve function, helps keep heart rhythm nice and steady, supports a healthy immune system and keeps bones strong. It also regulates blood sugar levels and blood pressure and is involved in energy metabolism and protein synthesis. Phosphorus plays a major role when it comes to biological molecules, such as DNA. It forms the backbone of these molecules and living cells utilize it to transport energy adenosine triphosphate (ATP), which is how nearly cellular process gets energy. It is also the main component of cell membranes and strengthen bones.Copper plays a vital role in the nervous and cardiovascular system, along with skin, bone, immune and reproductive systems. Manganese is essential to bones, absorbing calcium, and helps the thyroid and sex hormones function properly, regulates blood sugar, and helps metabolize fat and carbohydrates. Zinc is required for the metabolic activity of 300 of the body’s enzymes, it’s essential for cell division, the metabolism of protein, carbohydrates, fat, and alcohol. It is also critical for tissue growth and maintence, immune system function, taste acuity, prostaglandin production, proper thyroid function, bone mineralization, cognitive function, fetal growth and sperm production. Potassium works with sodium to maintain the body’s water balance, decreases blood pressure, and is involved in nerve function and muscle control.
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