Magnesium is important in so many ways and consequently, if you don’t get enough of this mineral in your diet, you will not feel well.
In addition to helping to maintain bone and teeth health, magnesium is a catalyst in building protein and producing energy. When your potassium levels are low, you will feel weak and dizzy. Magnesium is also involved with muscle contraction, and the transmission of nerve impulses. It is necessary for healthy heart function and normal blood pressure. It also helps you to stay healthy by supporting your immune system.
Magnesium is found in a wide variety of foods, but here is a list of foods that are a significant source of magnesium.
Fortified cereals (Check nutrition label for magnesium content)
You need minerals to be healthy and to feel good. Together with the other nutrients, Protein, Carbohydrates, Fats, Vitamins and Water, they help keep your body working properly. Each nutrient has a significant role to play in your good health.
Note: If you have diabetes, overuse alcohol, or take diuretics, you may be prone to magnesium deficiency. This is most likely because the magnesium is being excreted due to the excessive urination associated with these issues.
What does magnesium do?
Magnesium is located mostly in the muscles and bones of your body. It is vital to your health in so many ways and, if you don’t get enough magnesium in your diet, you will not feel well.
In addition to helping to maintain bone and teeth health, magnesium is a catalyst in building protein and producing energy. When your potassium levels are low, you will feel weak and dizzy. Magnesium is also essential for muscle contraction, and the transmission of nerve impulses.
It is necessary for healthy heart function and normal blood pressure. It also helps you to stay well by supporting your immune system.
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