Magnesium Health Benefits, Should you be adding it to your workout routine?

What is magnesium? What does it do for your body? 

It is a nutrient that assists in many processes in the body, including regulating muscle and nerve function, blood sugar levels, blood pressure, and protein, bone, and DNA production.

According to the National Institute of Health, the daily intake for magnesium should be 400-420 mg for men and 310-320 mg for women. 

Signs you may be deficient.

Although it is not easy to accurately measure the amount of Magnesium in your body. Here are some signs you may be deficient:

  • Trouble sleeping 
  • Muscle aches 
  • Constipation 

Magnesium needs to be intentionally incorporated into your diet or by taking a supplement. 

Benefits of Magnesium

  • Promotes Heart health
  • Helps period pains
  • Boost workout
  • Bone health
  • Reduces inflammation
  • Relieves anxiety and depression
  • Regulates blood sugar
  • Better sleep
  • Relieves acid reflux/heartburn
  • Muscle recovery after a workout

Foods Rich in Magnesium

  • Leafy greens, spinach
  • Milk
  • Pumpkin & Chia seeds
  • Almonds, Cashews, Peanuts & Peanut Butter
  • Potatoes, Rice 
  • Oatmeal
  • Bananas
  • Salmon

Try one of these Magnesium Rich Recipes!

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