Magnesium

Magnesium

Magnesium is an essential mineral that’s needed for normal nerve function in the body, and it is also involved in the way our cells produce energy. Just over half of the body’s magnesium is found in your bones, the remainder mainly in your muscles and soft tissues.

Sources include
  • Green leafy vegetables
  • Nuts and seeds
  • Pulses (lentils, soybeans, chickpeas)
  • Some shellfish
  • Wholegrain cereals

It is important to have a varied and balanced diet and healthy lifestyle.

Health benefits of magnesium

Health benefits

Magnesium contributes to normal functioning of the nervous system, energy-yielding metabolism and psychological function. It also contributes to the maintenance of normal bones and teeth, and to electrolyte balance.

Source: European Food Safety Association