Are You Getting Enough Magnesium?Navneet kaur
Magnesium is an essential mineral which is required for the human body. Many of us are not aware of the role and importance of this miracle mineral and do take enough magnesium in our diet.
Deficiency of magnesium leads to numerous health problems such as anxiety, difficulty in sleep, muscle cramps, constipation, high blood pressure, abnormal heart rhythms, numbness and tingling, lack of appetite etc.
Why you need it?
- Magnesium is needed to transport the calcium into the bones and regulate the concentration of vitamin D in the blood.
- Promotes healthier skeletal structure and reduces the risk of osteoporosis.
- Helps to reduce anxiety and depression.
- Improves sleep preventing insomnia.
- Helps to reduce muscle pain and cramps.
- Helps in digestion and relieving constipation.
- Prevents migraine by releasing pain reducing hormones.
- Helps to lower the risk of hypertension.
- Balances blood sugar levels, reducing the risk of developing diabetes.
- Helps to reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease.
- Essential for different chemical reactions in the body including body temperature regulation, energy production, detoxification, healthy bones and teeth’s etc.
- Booster for asthma patients as helps in relaxing the bronchial muscles which help in breathing regulation.
- Essential for ensuring a healthy pregnancy as increases the level of pain tolerance during pregnancy thus promoting smooth delivery.
Rich Sources of Magnesium are:
- Whole Grains
- Beans and Lentils
- Green leafy Vegetables
- Nuts (Almonds/Cashews)
- Seeds (Pumpkin, Sunflower, Sesame, Flax)
- Skim Milk
- Soy milk, Tofu
- Tuna, Shrimps.
- Dried figs, Raisins.