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Reasons To Maintain Adequate Magnesium Levels

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We need minerals along with other nutrients in order to survive. In this post, let us talk about the importance of magnesium.

Firstly, where do you get it from? Well, foods like spinach, seeds, lentils, cheese, beans, quinoa and other dark leafy greens provide this mineral.

Now, here are some reasons why you might need to maintain adequate magnesium levels in your body.

Sleep Quality

Lack of enough magnesium might affect melatonin which plays an important role in regulating your sleep cycles. Also, magnesium helps in allowing your body to rest by lowering heart rate. Therefore, you can't ignore it.

Hydration

As magnesium regulates the levels of potassium, lack of it may dehydrate you causing cramps, fatigue, headache and irregular breathing patterns.

Digestion

Magnesium can solve certain digestive issues and helps in moving food matter in the intestines.

Relaxation

Magnesium deficiency could cause cramping and stiff muscles. Adequate magnesium levels could help in allowing your muscles to relax.

For Diabetics...

As adequate magnesium levels may also help in maintaining blood sugar levels, consult your doctor to know whether you can get enough of dietary magnesium if you are a diabetic.

For Stress Management

Magnesium can also help in managing stress as it can help your body produce serotonin that relaxes you.

Reduces Migraines Attacks

Adequate magnesium levels can enhance circulation of blood and may help in reducing migraine attacks.

For Strong Bones

Just like calcium, you also need enough magnesium to maintain strong bones. So, ensure that you eat food that contains enough of magnesium regularly.

Story first published: Wednesday, November 23, 2016, 8:15 [IST]
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