Although it might remind you of a chemistry lesson, magnesium is actually super important for the human body. This mineral has an array of benefits, including bone and heart health. Put it this way - every time your heart beats and you make a move, the big M is doing its thing. Therefore, making sure we get enough of it is important for a happy and healthy lifestyle.
Where do I find it?
Magnesium isn’t hard to find, and you are probably very familiar with the foods it can be found in. You can find a good amount of this impressive mineral in a range of green leafy vegetables such and spinach and kale. Wholegrains such as brown rice and grainy bread, and legumes including chickpeas, kidney beans and black beans are also great sources of magnesium. Last but not least, eating fruits such as avocado, banana and raspberries are really good ways of getting your magnesium.
How much do I need?
The recommended dietary intake (RDI) for adults over 31 per day, according to the National Health and Medical Research Council, is 320 milligrams for females and 420 milligrams for males.
Swisse Me & magnesium
Our healthy snacks on the go Boost Me energy blends, with Beetroot, Spinach and Mango to Berry, Ginger and Pear all contain sources of our mighty magnesium friend. Give them a try and tell us what you think!