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
- 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