MORE MAGNESIUM PLEASE! WHY YOU NEED IT AND HOW TO GET MORE OF IT
According to the National Institute of Health, about 90% of the population is deficient in magnesium. That means there’s a better than good chance that you are too. Magnesium is an essential mineral that your body uses in hundreds of biochemical processes.
So,how does magnesium help you? This is just a short list of all the things magnesium helps your body do well.
Keeps your bowels healthy. If you’re frequently constipated, magnesium can naturally keep things moving along through your body so you’ll feel better regularly.
Keeps your heart healthy. Magnesium regulates your blood pressure and helps your body absorb calcium. It also keeps the blood flowing correctly, which in turn keeps a happy heart!
Boosts brain activity. If you always feel like you’re in fog, magnesium can help lift that cloud from your brain. It gives your brain and your nerves the ability to have better cognitive function as well as comfort by supporting calm and relaxed moods, which in turn will lead to better sleep.
Strengthens bones. Strong bones are essential for keeping up with our daily activities. Taking in enough magnesium will prevent problems down the road.
Now that you understand how important magnesium is, you should take steps to get more of it into your everyday life. You can take high- quality supplements for it, or you can eat magnesium-rich foods.
According to the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics for males aged 14 to 18,the RDA(recommended dietary allowance) is 410 milligrams daily, 19 through 30 is 400 milligrams daily,for 31 and older,420 milligrams daily.
For females aged 14 to 18 the RDA is 360 milligrams daily, for 19 to 30 is 310 milligrams daily, for 31 and older is 320 milligrams daily.
Foods that are rich in magnesium include spinach, Swiss chard, avocados, figs, bananas, artichokes, wild-caught salmon, almonds,pumpkin seeds, cashews, black beans, and one I'm sure you’ll love to hear – dark chocolate! Your best bet is to go for organics when it comes to fruits and vegetables simply because conventional methods of farming often deplete the soil of essential minerals like magnesium.