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Magnesium Is as Important for Your Blood as Calcium for Your Bones

By    |   Friday, 08 Jul 2016 01:22 AM

Magnesium and calcium go hand in hand making cells, nerves, and tissues work properly in the body. Magnesium is as vital to blood vessels as calcium is to stronger bones. The two minerals also need each other for functioning.

Magnesium is essential for heart health because it keeps the blood vessels vigorous. It can relax muscles in the vessels to help regulate blood pressure and prevent spasms in the arteries that could lead to angina or chest pain, Berkeley Wellness explains.

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The mineral prevents heart damage from oxidative stress, reduces the risk of heart arrhythmias, and helps to raise HDL cholesterol, the “good” cholesterol that clears the arteries of “bad” or LDL cholesterol.

A high dietary intake of magnesium has been found to reduce the risk of heart disease and stroke, which are caused by inadequate blood flow and blocked arteries, according to numerous researchers.

The greatest benefit was found among patients who increased their magnesium intake from 150 milligrams to the recommended daily allowance of 400 milligrams for most people. A 150-milligram daily intake of magnesium is considered insufficient once someone reaches preadolescence.

Magnesium and calcium work together while improving blood flow and bone strength in the body. Adequate amounts of magnesium are necessary to help the body properly use calcium, according to Livestrong.

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Magnesium is also credited "promot[ing] healthy insulin production," which would lower blood sugar levels in people with diabetes, according to DrWeil.com.

Magnesium-rich foods include green leafy vegetables, whole grains, and nuts.

According to DrAxe.com
, one cup of spinach is equivalent to 40 percent of a person's RDA of magnesium. Chard, another leafy green, is almost equal to spinach, providing 38 percent of one's RDA of magnesium in a cup.

Perhaps the best bang for the buck is an eighth of a cup of pumpkin seeds, which provide 92 milligrams or 23 percent of the daily value. However, "one square of dark chocolate" provides another 3 milligrams.

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