Magnesium Decreases Risk of Stroke

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Research published in the latest American Journal of Clinical Nutrition has found each 100 mg increment of magnesium intake per day was associated with an 8% risk reduction for stroke.

Seven studies were evaluated to determine if magnesium intake had an effect on stroke occurrence. Magnesium is a key anti-inflammatory mineral that relaxes your nerves and arteries, and supports healthy electrical signalling to your heart. A majority of Americans lack optimal magnesium intake due to a refined-food diet, and soils that lack magnesium from poor farming methods.

With stroke being the top killer in the United States, something as simple as getting enough magnesium should be a no-brainer. Here are some foods that are great sources of magnesium:

Pumpkin seeds, spinach, Swiss chard, halibut, black beans, cashews, almonds, sunflower seeds and dairy.

If you still have a hard time getting in at least 400mg of magnesium per day with food, take a quality supplement to help.

 

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