5 Health Benefits of Magnesium Rich Foods


5 Health Benefits of Magnesium Rich Foods

By Mayimina

Originally Posted Friday, December 19, 2014 

In general, most people are simply not aware of the importance of magnesium in their diet in the same way that they are of minerals like iron or calcium. However, this nutrient, too, is vital to the healthy functioning of the body and is it estimated that it is necessary for at least 300 chemical reactions throughout every system in the body. There are many benefits to getting enough magnesium in the diet, and the five most important are listed below.

Reverses/Treats Osteoporosis
Osteoporosis is an age-related condition which results in the thinning of the bones, greatly increasing the risk for a fracture. Magnesium, in combination with calcium can help treat or even reverse this condition, however. It is able to improve bone density and alter the hormone and calcium metabolism that results in osteoporosis to begin with. This is of great benefit to both women and men as they age.

Promotes Cardiac Health

Adequate levels of magnesium in the body can lower the risk of heart disease in two ways. Firstly, magnesium is able to lower the blood pressure by relaxing the walls of the arteries and also acts on cardiac muscle to reduce the chances of abnormal rhythms. Both high blood pressure and arrhythmias are major risk factors for heart attacks, so reducing those risk factors translates into promoting cardiac health.

Helps Manage Diabetes

Due to the fact that magnesium is necessary for the proper metabolism of carbohydrates, a deficiency in this mineral can put the individual are greater risk for developing Type II diabetes. Sufficient magnesium, on the other hand, helps regulate the release and function of insulin to control the levels of glucose in the blood, a major challenge in diabetes management.

Support Neurological Health

Because magnesium is needed by the brain for a variety of neurological functions, there are many neurological conditions which benefit from adequate levels of the mineral. This long list includes migraines, depression, stress, anxiety, insomnia and panic attacks, all of which can be eased with magnesium supplementation.

Improves Women’s Health

Magnesium is particularly important for women. Aside from helping to treat osteoporosis, which post-menopausal women are at high risk for, it can also help with other issues in women’s health. These include improvement in the side effects associated with menopause, premenstrual syndrome and the risk of premature labor during pregnancy.

So if you are interested in upping your magnesium intake, considering adding foods rich in this mineral to your diet: these include things like fish, leafy green vegetables, nuts, whole grains and wheat germ. Since oftentimes diet alone is not enough to meet your body’s needs for this mineral, supplementation is recommended. While it might take some effort, however, the health benefits that adequate magnesium levels bring definitely makes those efforts worthwhile.


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

International Prayer Day – Everyday At SunSet

The First WaveSeptember 27th, 2015
Use everyday as a Prayer Day. Be in JOY and in PEACE. Love others as you Love yourself. Do unto others as you would have them do unto you. Be an example of Love and Joy. The First Wave

Blog Stats

  • 127,294 ,927


Join 1,592 other followers

Blog Stats

  • 127,294 hits

A fine WordPress.com site

Arts Enclave's Blog

Where Art and Life Meet

Lavender Clouds Rising

Opening Ourselves to Infinity


simple, whole food recipes for your whole life

Johnsmallman's Blog

Our Spiritual Destination

The 12th Road


Guardian Lions Holistic

Guardian Lions Holistic is dedicated to providing CBD infused products to adults who seek holistic healing and wellness support. Customers must be 18+ years or older to purchase.

Covert Geopolitics

Beyond the Smoke & Mirrors


Medicine from Mother Earth

#NoDAPL Solidarity

Support the Indigenous led movement to stop the Dakota Access Pipeline

Mikael Cam - Divine Light Phases

The Light-Workers Way Through Ascension

Jenny Schiltz

Channeling The Masters

Higher Density Blog

Love Is Always The Answer

Expectus Blog

Exposing Bullshit


Alternative Cancer Treatment Testimonials

2012 The Awakening

A resource for all souls on the journey toward building a New Earth!!

%d bloggers like this: