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What You Need To Know About Magnesium In The Body

What is Magnesium?

Magnesium is an essential mineral for the body. Magnesium can be found in many foods, but can also be consumed as a supplement. Magnesium is a catalyst for chemical reactions in the body, and research has shown that without proper levels of magnesium, the body has difficulty regulating blood sugar levels, muscle function, and nerve function. 

Where can Magnesium be found naturally?

Magnesium can be found in foods including nuts and seeds such as almonds, pumpkin seeds, peanuts, black beans, and edamame. It can also be found in vegetables such as spinach, avocado, potatoes, broccoli, and carrots. Typically, whole grain foods are good sources of magnesium. 

What benefits does Magnesium have for the body? 

Magnesium has been shown to have many benefits for the body: 

  • Research has shown that individuals with low magnesium levels, may have a higher prevalence of depression and anxiety. 
  • One of the benefits of magnesium is that it acts as a calcium blocker, which allows your muscles to relax after contraction. Therefore, lower levels of magnesium can cause muscle cramping or spasms.
  • Proper levels of magnesium are important to the body’s central nervous system. Because of this, there is evidence that shows magnesium may improve sleep.  

Easy Weeknight Recipes High in Magnesium:

Broccoli Cashew Fried Rice 

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For dosing information, and to learn more about the correct magnesium for your body, please consult your healthcare provider, or contact the Wellness Developmental Center.

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