This week I will be talking about vitamins and minerals . Let’s talk about #magnesium. It’s one of the most important minerals in our body, responsible for: -regulating blood pressure
-heart health (lower magnesium levels are linked to heart attacks and congestive heart failure)
– proper functioning of the immune system
-Bone health (adequate magnesium increases bone density/decreased incidence of osteoporosis)
-glucose control and insulin metabolism. In fact, a magnesium deficiency may worsen insulin resistance!
plant-based sources include:
– cashew nuts/almonds
-cooked edamame beans
-cooked black beans
-whole wheat bread
-potato with skin
-cooked brown rice
Deficiency in magnesium predisposes an individual to fatigue, high blood pressure, type 2 diabetes, heart disease,migraines, anxiety and even Alzheimer’s! Our daily requirements for magnesium increase with age, so be sure you’re eating a plant based diet that has plenty of magnesium ! You can always take
Magnesium supplements too if your diet isn’t the most well-rounded. Be sure to talk to your #physician before taking any supplements !
Vitamins and minerals
Plant-based sources of magnesium