Magnesium [Mg]

Magnesium [Mg]

Why you need magnesium

  • Those who consume more Mg in their diets were less likely to develop type 2 Diabetes, coronary heart disease and stroke
  • Triggers more than 300 biochemical reactions in the body, most importantly the production of energy from the food we eat
  • Generates a response to insulin, the hormone that ushers glucose into the body's cell, where it is used to make energy
  • Makes proteins in the body
  • Maintains muscle and nerve function
  • Sustains a steady heart rhythm, regulates blood pressure
  • Keeps bones and teeth strong

How to get magnesium

  • 1 cup baked acorn squash: 105 mg
  • 1/2 medium Hass avocado: 103 mg
  • 1 oz toasted wheat germ: 90 mg
  • 1 oz almonds (24 nuts): 86 mg
  • 1/2 cup cooked spinach: 65 mg
  • 1 stalk broccoli: 59 mg
  • 1 medium kiwi fruit: 23 mg

 

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