Sophia from Totale Health describes the importance of magnesium for your health and foods that you can consume to increase your magnesium intake.

Why is Magnesium Essential?

Magnesium is an essential nutrient that plays a vital role in the activity and structure of over 300 enzymes in the body. It is linked to many body processes, including muscle, nerve, and bone health, and mood.

This nutrient is needed in our body to regulate and produce hormones, helps support the nervous system (reduce tension, stress and anxiety), help restore electrolytes lost and reduce inflammation and pain.

Magnesium is important as it helps restore focus and sleep, it’s a cofactor for energy production, it helps regulate blood glucose levels, supports a healthy immune system, it’s a cofactor in neurotransmitter synthesis, supports detoxification and bone health.

Which foods are high in magnesium?

Consuming fresh fruit and vegetables such as leafy greens, avocado, beans and banana are high in magnesium. Nuts and whole grains are also important, such as almonds, brazil nuts, cashews, legumes, pumpkin and chia seeds and whole grains.

Salmon is also a good source of magnesium and for a small treat, you can enjoy dark chocolate (but in moderation).

Another way to increase magnesium levels is to try a warm bath with magnesium salts, this helps to promote relaxation, reduce cramping and pain within the body.

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