Magnesium is another mineral that is abundant in our bodies. It helps balance blood pressure, keeps bones strong
, and maintains our heart rhythm. Unfortunately, less than 30% of Americans consume the Recommended Dietary Allowance. Today we will talk about where we can get magnesium, how much is needed, and what are some symptoms of being deficient.
The Benefits of Magnesium
Magnesium is a crucial factor in more than 300 processes in our bodies. One of the most important for back health is the formation of bones and teeth. It is essential for the absorption and metabolism of calcium. It is also in charge of converting Vitamin D into its active form. Having enough magnesium can help prevent osteoporosis (weak and brittle bones).
It is also an important factor in muscle relaxation andheart health. It allows nerves to send messages between our brain and nervous system.
Some of the best sources of magnesium are leafy greens, nuts, seeds, and whole grains. Many cereals also have magnesium. Your best bet is spinach, cashews, almonds, mackerel, and dark chocolate. Just 1 square of Dark Chocolate provides 24% (varies between brands) of what we need in a day. But beware, it also has about 145 calories.
A constant deficit can lead to severe symptoms. They include muscle spasms, numbness, tingling, weakness, and personality changes. How does this affect our spine? When muscles are unable to relax properly, the tightness can cause severe pain. Also, if nerves are not functioning properly, this can lead to muscle spasms and more tightness.
If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, try adding some spinach, almonds, or dark chocolate to your diet.
In some ways, magnesium can be considered even more important than calcium! It is crucial to bone formation, nerve function, and the relaxation of muscles. Make sure to incorporate it into your diet as soon as possible. Maybe this can be your excuse for indulging in some chocolate?