You May have a Magnesium Deficiency

By Julie Murphree, Arizona Farm Bureau Outreach Director

Raise your hand if you take a magnesium supplement. It’s probably wise, especially if your doctor recommended it after blood tests. Eating the right foods can replenish your magnesium levels too.

Many Americans don’t get enough magnesium because of a range of factors, such as processing that causes some foods to lose magnesium and consuming too much coffee, soda, or alcohol that deplete magnesium in the body, registered dietitians (RD) say.

The experts say having enough magnesium is highly important as it helps almost every organ and system in the body to function properly, and RDs recommend those with magnesium insufficiency to eat more green leafy vegetables, legumes, whole grains, nuts and seeds.

Check out Fill Your Plate’s other blogs for more information on supplements and vitamins.

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