Magnesium supports 300 functions in the body. It’s found in every body organ and contributes to the make-up of teeth and bones making it one of the most essential nutrients to our wellbeing. Without it we could be at risk of heart palpitations, as well as neurological and muscular symptoms.

Magnesium can help maintain normal muscle and nerve function, keep heart rhythm steady, support a healthy immune system, regulate blood sugar levels, promote normal blood pressure and strengthen bones.

And it’s easily available in foods such as almonds, brazil nuts, pinto beans and spinach. There’s also good magnesium levels in other dark leafy green vegetables, broccoli, pumpkins seeds, legumes, whole grains, nuts and seeds, wholegrain breads, banana and avocado.

And once you’ve absorbed all that lovely magnesium – hang onto it. That means avoiding eating too much refined sugar and flour products as they can deplete the body of magnesium. Excess stress also robs the body of magnesium so find some stress coping techniques to help in this area.

Like many other minerals, magnesium cannot be made in our body and therefore we need to source it from our diet to remain healthy.