SUPPLEMENTS - MAGNESIUM
Today, I would like to discuss a commonly deficient mineral that is vital for your optimal health and progress. Studies have shown that if you take magnesium tablets before bed, it can aid in restful sleep and calm down the nervous system. Magnesium is responsible for over 300 essential biochemical reactions in the body, ranging from energy production in your cells to protein synthesis. It is super important for optimal physical performance.
Adults in the western world are interestingly more deficient in this mineral. The recommended daily intake for men is 400-420mg and for women it is 310-320mg. We should not exceed this. Rich sources of magnesium are greens, nuts, dry beans, whole grains and wheat. How much magnesium is in your food? - Let's look at a few examples:
Dry roasted almonds - 1 oz serving = 80mg
Boiled spinach - 1/2 cup = 78mg
Shredded Wheat - 2 large biscuits = 61mg
70% dark chocolate - 1 oz = 50mg
Whole wheat bread - 2 slices = 46mg
Tomorrow, I shall be writing a blog titled, "my opinion on supplements", so before you rush out to the shops for some magnesium capsules, wait till you have read my next blog.