Wednesday, 20 July 2016

Why is magnesium important in our diet?

Do you generally have a feeling of fatigue or weakness or get cramps in your legs often?
Chances are that you are running low on magnesium.

Magnesium is important as it can help you avoid cardiovascular disease and also help the brain in its daily functions.

So what should you eat to help the body have a good intake of this important electrolyte?

There is a whole gamut from seeds and beans to fruits and vegetables, and each brings with it added vitamins and minerals so you’re getting plenty in the way of nutrition.
1. Flax seeds
2. Cashew nut
3. Banana
4. Green leafy vegetables like spinach
5. Peanut butter

Make sure to include it in your daily diet.

Here's a lot more reasons to include them

1. Magnesium is used as some of the building blocks of the body’s digestive enzymes.
2. It is also used by the colon as an osmotic laxative.
3. Magnesium also helps keep the intestines from contracting too frequently as well.
4. Magnesium is important in over 300 enzyme reactions in the body.
5. It also helps regulate blood sugar in the body.
6. It also helps to relax the muscles including blood vessels.
7. It also chelates extra Calcium in the body; this keeps the arteries from hardening due to excess calcium.
8. Magnesium can also help lower blood pressure as well as help with anxiety.

Are you including foods high in magnesium?

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