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Plants, Vitamins, and minerals

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)

-nerve function 

– 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:

-avocados 

– cashew nuts/almonds

-spinach

-cooked edamame beans

-cooked black beans

-whole wheat bread

-potato with skin

-banana 

-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

Magnesium 

Medical benefits 

Daily requirements 

Deficiency stats

Plant-based sources of magnesium 

-avocados

-dark chocolate 

-edamame 

-nuts

-beans

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