Role of Magnesium in Good Nutrition
Magnesium is essential for every biochemical process that takes place within the body.
Magnesium is vital for turning food into energy for the
body, as well as helping in the release of insulin, which regulates blood sugar levels.
Magnesium helps to repair and maintain body cells.
Magnesium controls the movement of calcium in and out of
cells. It is important for strong bones and teeth.
Milk and dairy foods, nuts, peanut butter, cheddar cheese, and whitefish
The magnesium content of plants varies considerably with how
much magnesium is in the soil where the plants are grown.
Much of the magnesium content in food is lost during
processing – milling removes approximately 59% of the magnesium from whole wheat.
Cooking foods in water also causes magnesium to leach out
during the cooking process.
Check with your local market for the recommended daily intake of magnesium.
Women and people who consume alcohol regularly may benefit from adequate levels of magnesium.