Are you getting enough magnesium in your diet? Find out what foods to eat and why. 

Sometimes the answers are right underneath our noses. Nuts, spinach, pumpkin seeds and fish. They are just food choices. You don’t have to invest in expensive supplements or take pills every day. Just choose a balanced healthy diet.

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I did some research on magnesium and was surprised at how many health benefits there are and how necessary it is for our health. Magnesium allows the body to transmit nerve impulses, regulate body temperature, clean out toxins, produce energy and form healthy bones and teeth.

For women, magnesium keeps osteoporosis that day and relieves premenstrual syndrome (PMS).

But that’s not all. Other crucial health benefits of magnesium include protein synthesis, lung function, boosting the functionality of vitamin B6 and cholesterol, improves muscle function and prevents a multitude of problems such as insomnia, constipation, heart attacks, migraines, kidney stones and hypertension.

So, what should you be eating to make sure you have enough magnesium in your body?

Magnesium treats migraines, insomnia and depression. Studies show that magnesium also treats diabetes. It has been proven that for everyone hundred milligrams of increase in magnesium intake daily, there was a 15% decreasing the risk of developing type two diabetes.

For females 31 years or older it is suggested that you take 320 mg of magnesium a day. For males 31 years and up is recommended to take 420 mg of magnesium per day. Last magnesium is needed per day for younger people and more is needed for pregnant women. Check with your doctor and do you research!

Another great reason to snack on almonds and eat spinach every day! What are your favorite ways of getting magnesium into your diet?



5 thoughts on “Are you getting enough magnesium in your diet? Find out what foods to eat and why. ”

  1. So ok…everything has to be a balance…..almonds for ex.if you snack on them to much you probably will get kidney stones, to much spinach to…

    Then there is a balance between eating stuff with lysine in it and arginine….if unbalanced you have the risk of getting shingles….
    So to avoid it I guess we have to eat a big variety of healthy foods and not go crazy with what food is talked about as today’s healthiest find.

    Americans consume tomuch almonds today and kidney stones are more and more common…..

    It’s really hard to find food balance and then also try to avoid chemicals..

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