Magnesium – “The great calmer”. Expert Nutritionist, Michele Chevalley Hedge explains to Body & Soul why this is so

Magnesium is the fourth most abundant cation within the body and essential in a wide variety of biochemical reactions.  

Magnesium is involved in muscle activity, nerve conduction, blood glucose regulation, and energy production, while also contributing to building and strengthening bones and aiding smooth blood circulation.

Michele states to Body & Soul, “Stress, poor quality sleep, constipation, muscle spasms, headaches and migraines are just some of the symptoms you may experience if your diet is lacking in magnesium”.

The consumption of caffeine and alcohol as well as exposure to stress and high-intensity exercise may contribute to the depletion of your magnesium levels.

Dietary sources of magnesium include green leafy vegetables, legumes, beetroot, bananas, quinoa, cacao, seeds, and nuts.

Michele suggests having a bath daily with half a cup of Epsom salts, and sipping a rooibos tea, which can contribute to your magnesium intake.

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