Go nuts for na­ture’s lit­tle treats

Kapi-Mana News - - OPINION -

man­ag­ing blood pres­sure, nor­mal blood glu­cose lev­els and good bone health.

You can try to in­crease the fol­low­ing mag­ne­sium- con­tain­ing foods in your diet: Pump­kin seeds, dark green leafy greens, cashews, quinoa, sesame seeds and sun­flower seeds. Try to con­sume at least two to three palm sized serv­ings of some of th­ese foods each day to get your daily rec­om­mended in­take (400mg) of mag­ne­sium.

Caf­feine in­ter­feres with the ab­sorp­tion of mag­ne­sium so it is best to min­imise your con­sump­tion of caf­feine-con­tain­ing foods and drinks, par­tic­u­larly close to the con­sump­tion of mag­ne­sium­rich foods.

You may like to try a mag­ne­sium sup­ple­ment if you have trou­ble get­ting enough through your diet. Al­ways fol­low the ad­vice of a qual­i­fied, ex­pe­ri­enced prac­ti­tioner when tak­ing sup­ple­ments.

Nuts can play an im­por­tant part in a healthy diet.

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