By dave | November 1, 2016

magnesium containing food

What is Magnesium?

Magnesium is the fourth most abundant mineral in the body and is essential to good health. Approximately 50% of total body magnesium is found in bone. The other half is found predominantly inside cells of body tissues and organs. Only 1% of magnesium is found in blood, but the body works very hard to keep blood levels of magnesium constant.

How could Magnesium help my body?

Magnesium helps to keep normal muscle and nerve function, in addition it helps steady your heart’s rhythm and supports a healthy immune system. It is also a factor in keeping your bones in good order. Magnesium also helps regulate blood sugar levels and helps to keep your blood pressure in check. It can also help to steady your energy consumption. Medically, there is an increased interest in the role that magnesium plays in preventing and managing disorders such as hypertension, cardiovascular disease, and diabetes.

Foods that are high in Magnesium

  • Almonds
  • Bananas
  • Broccoli
  • Cashew Nuts
  • Green Leafy Vegetables
  • Halibut
  • Prunes
  • Potatoes
  • Wholegrains
  • Wheat-germ