by Susan Schachter, MSRDN September 10, 2021 2 min read
There’s a naturally occurring mineral that is so important to our good health and is so often overlooked: magnesium. Magnesium serves numerous vital functions in our bodies.
One of the most important of these functions is the fact that it’s a smooth muscle relaxer. Almost all of the organ systems in our body contain smooth muscle. Let’s take a look at a few of them and how magnesium can impact them:
Magnesium has other benefits for our bodies, as well:
As you can see, adequate magnesium intake (400–420 mg/day for men, 310–320 mg/day for women) is of extreme importance to so many aspects of our good health, especially our heart health. But how do we get more of it in our system?
The best way is to work it into your diet naturally (if your diet allows for that), with magnesium-rich foods like bananas, potatoes, roasted almonds and cashews, etc. Luckily, the Cleveland Clinic has put together a highly comprehensive list of magnesium-rich foods, including nifty tidbits like how large the serving sizes are and how much magnesium is contained in a single serving size. We'd highly recommend you check it out!
We should also mention that 120/Life is very rich in magnesium as well, since it's both naturally-occurring and super helpful for normalizing blood pressure. :)
Here’s to your health!
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