What Magnesium Does
Magnesium is crucial to not only recovery and repair, but to the function of your cells and certain enzymes, and even plays a role in metabolism and fat loss. It is often used to improve sleep quality as well as to promote healthy muscles and cell tissue. Other things that magnesium can improve include:
- Cardiovascular disease
- High blood pressure
- Insomnia and other sleep disorders (magnesium helped me overcome 3 years of insomnia)
|Beans, black||1 cup||120|
|Broccoli, raw||1 cup||22|
|Nuts, peanuts||1 oz||64|
|Okra, frozen||1 cup||94|
|Plantain, raw||1 medium||66|
|Seeds, pumpkin and squash||1 oz (142 seeds)||151|
|Soy milk||1 cup||47|
|Spinach, cooked||1 cup||157|
|Whole grain cereal, ready-to-eat||3/4 cup||24|
|Whole grain cereal, cooked||1 cup||56|
|Whole wheat bread||1 slice||24|
If you think you may be lacking magnesium then consider trying to eat one of these foods each day, or discuss a magnesium supplement with your health care practitioner. You can also add a pinch or organic unbleached sea salt to your Bikram water. It's fantastic for hydration and for replacing minerals.
So - have you had your magnesium today?
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