Did you know that magnesium is needed for more than 300 biochemical reactions in the body? Magnesium is needed for both nerve and muscle function, but it also works to help support cardiovascular health, bone health and is important for the immune system.
Magnesium is a mineral that often gets overlooked, but it is so important. It is needed for more than 300 biochemical reactions in the body! A magnesium deficiency could impact our health in more than one way. It could harm bone, cardiovascular, muscle, and immune health just to name a few.
Tip #1: True Food Magnesium
After a busy day, you might be ‘tired but wired’. It is sometimes difficult, therefore, to relax your body sufficiently to get a restful night.
Magnesium is one of the most abundant minerals in the body and serves many important functions especially maintaining normal bones, alongside calcium and vitamin D. It helps maintain normal muscle function so may be useful at night-time but also when lives are busy or for people who are very physically active. It also helps to replace magnesium that is lost from the diet through modern farming methods, storage, cooking and environmental factors such as pollution, smoking, alcohol and today’s demanding lifestyle.
As with all True Food formulations, mega doses are unnecessary due to high bioavailability of the magnesium and other nutrients. This is also a great product to take during pregnancy. Our omega oils are also recommended to take alongside.
- Magnesium is needed to maintain normal bones, teeth, muscle function and nervous system
- Great for busy lifestyles as it helps to reduce tiredness and fatigue
- Food form that your body easily recognises
- Supplementing magnesium also helps meet your body’s increased needs during pregnancy
- Ideal to support busy lifestyles
- Magnesium is known as nature’s relaxing mineral
- May aid a restful night’s sleep
- Magnesium contributes to normal electrolyte balance so helpful if exercising later in the evening
- It also contributes to normal psychological function
Tip #2: Add Pumpkin Seeds & Avocados to Your Diet
Pumpkin seeds and avocados are both great sources of magnesium. Try adding both to your diet to boost your magnesium intake.
Tip #3: Add More Dark Leafy Green to Your Diet
Spinach and swiss chard are also excellent sources of magnesium. Try adding both to a salad or sauteing both and serving it as a side dish with some chopped garlic and olive oil.
For this week’s challenge, I challenge you to include at least two of the following magnesium-rich foods to your diet:
- Swiss chard
- Pumpkin seeds
- Black beans