Magnesium is an extremely important fourth most abundant mineral in our body. It is involved in hundreds of enzymatic reactions that maintain our body in good health. Magnesium also plays a key role in maintaining healthy bones and a healthy heart.Being a major mineral, meaning higher amounts of Magnesium are needed by human body as compared to trace minerals, like zinc or iron. The amount of magnesium required daily depends on a person's age and gender. Based on magnesium's many functions within the human body, it plays an important role in prevention and treatment of many diseases. However many people do not reach the reference daily intake (RDI) of 400 mg Magnesium.
Low levels of Magnesium have been associated with many chronic diseases such as insulin resistance and type-2 diabetes mellitus, hypertension, cardiovascular disease (e.g., stroke), migraine headaches, and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)
Major food products rich in magnesium include cereals like Jowar, Bajra, Nachini (Ragi), legumes like matki, Rajma, Moong, leafy green vegetables like Spinach, Kale, nuts & dark chocolate. Milk and yogurt also provide magnesium, as do some fortified foods like breakfast cereals #nutritionmastermind #nutrition #nutritatva #Magnesium #diabetes #foodasmedicine #lifestyle