Magnesium The Super Mineral [Infographic]

Health Benefits, RDA and Top Food Sources of Magnesium, the Super Mineral
Infographic from PositiveMed
Although magnesium is generally present in relatively large amounts in the body, according to WebMD, magnesium deficiency is not uncommon in the United States, particularly among African Americans, women and the elderly.

Some sources estimate that up to 75% of Americans may be suffering from some degree of magnesium deficiency.

As this infographic from PostiveMed illustrates and explains, magnesium is thought to be a "super mineral" because it is needed for the proper functioning of more than 300 enzymes that keep the body functioning properly.

It is required for the proper growth and maintenance of bones as well as the proper function of nerves and muscles; it helps to regulate the metabolism of carbohydrates, maintain blood sugar levels and a healthy immune system.

Magnesium is also thought to be a vital nutrient for reducing stress because it helps to support healthy adrenal glands. Uncontrolled, chronic stress is believed to contribute to weight gain and obesity.  Some health and weight loss experts recommend ensuring a sufficient intake of magnesium to aid in weight loss efforts.

Dietary sources of magnesium include wheat bran, almonds, cashews, soybeans, oatmeal, peanuts, spinach and other leafy greens. Generally, high-fiber foods also contain magnesium.

Other sources of magnesium are mineral water and Epsom salt baths.

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Magnesium, The Super-Mineral - PositiveMed.

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