What Do You Know About Magnesium

By: Samar Yahya

Magnesium is one of the essential minerals that everyone needs, yet many people are not getting enough magnesium in their diet.

Why do we need magnesium?

Magnesium plays a role in many bodily processes such as energy production, bone and teeth structure, muscle and nerve function.

Symptoms of Magnesium Deficiency

Early symptoms of magnesium deficiency can include nausea and vomiting, loss of appetite, tiredness, and weakness.

Foods high in Magnesium

Eating foods that contain high levels of magnesium, such as green vegetables, fruits, whole grains, cereals, legumes, nuts, spinach, peanut butter, avocado, potatoes are very helpful.

Tips for improving magnesium absorption

Eating food high in magnesium is important but we have to know some tips for better magnesium absorption:

* Reduce or avoid calcium-rich foods two hours before or after eating magnesium-rich foods

* Avoid high-dose zinc supplements

* Treat vitamin D deficiency

* Eat raw vegetables instead of cooking them

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