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What is Magnesium and why is it crucial in your diet?

Magnesium is a natural element found in our body, and can be naturally found in many of the foods we as a society consume. Magnesium is necessary in order for certain biochemical reactions and functions, and according to the National Institute of Health, Magnesium plays a role in approximately over 300 enzyme systems.

Magnesium helps regulate the following significant biochemical functions of the body:

-Muscle and nerve function
-Regulating blood pressure
-Regulating blood glucose levels
-Protein synthesis

With the exception of Magnesium supplements, the necessary mineral can be found in the following food sources:

-Black beans
-Brown rice
_Potato skins
-Plain yogurt
-Soy milk
-Peanuts (including peanut butter)

Before beginning any new diet regimen, it is important you consult with your physician or specialist. If you would like to learn more about Theramotion’s work with patients please contact us at 718-279-9800. Additionally, you can fill out contact information on our Contact Us page and we will get back to you.