Authen-tip: Getting Enough Magnesium in your Diet

Many of us have heard about magnesium, but what is it and why do we need to make sure it is included in our daily diet? Magnesium is important for building and maintaining healthy bones and for keeping our blood circulating. It is also helpful for relaxing our nerves and our muscles. If you are experiencing muscle spasms, weakness, elevated blood pressure, or regular headaches, it may be time to add more magnesium to your diet. Be sure that you are eating plenty of organic leafy green vegetables like Swiss chard, kale, collard greens, and spinach. Try incorporating flax seed into your diet along with sesame seeds and pumpkin seeds. You can also get magnesium from eating  celery, ginger, quinoa, and tomatoes. Eat some of these tasty foods today and make sure that you are getting enough magnesium in your diet!