We hear our beloved mineral "Magnesium" being thrown around in the Health and Fitness industry all the time. We hear how they may be great for cramps or help with constipation but honestly is that all?
Magnesium is required for the proper growth and maintenance of bones and proper function of nerves and muscles. Low magnesium levels are linked to diseases such as osteoporosis, high blood pressure and clogged arteries. Did you also know that magnesium is used for treating leg cramps, chronic fatigue, anxiety, depression, migraine headaches, asthma, hay fever and the elusive restless legs syndrome?
Magnesium is one among many Vitamins & Minerals that is abundant in our food. An easy way to remember foods that are abundant with magnesium is to think fibre. Foods that are high in fibre are generally high in magnesium. Dietary sources of magnesium include legumes, whole grains, vegetables (especially broccoli, squash, and green leafy vegetables), seeds and nuts (especially almonds).
So, remember to keep your levels of magnesium up by simply including the food choices mentioned above in your meal prep, kids lunch boxes and when buying groceries. To wrap up I want to challenge you to teach what you have learnt from this article to a close friend or family member because the best way to learn something is to teach it back.*Disclaimer: Individual results vary based on agreed goals. Click here for details.