Believe me, even I was a little bit confused at first but now it’s very clear:
Calcium is a mineral needed for numerous functions in the body, from bone health to muscle contraction.
What is Calcium good for:
Every woman is drilled to get in plenty of calcium for healthy bones. Several studies have reported an inverse relationship between calcium intake and PMS, so the higher the calcium intake, the fewer the PMS symptoms. And it’s SUPER good for your bones of course!
Where to find it:
Dairy products such as milk, cheese and yogurt, and dark-green leafy vegetables such as broccoli and kale.
Magnesium (Mg) may be the most overlooked mineral. We usually associate Mg with Potassium in bananas, calcium with bone health, and sodium with blood pressure. But magnesium is an incredibly versatile and important nutrient.
What is magnesium good for:
While we often hear about the importance of calcium for bones, magnesium is the other key mineral for healthy bones. And because so many people take calcium pills without magnesium, there may actually be a greater need for magnesium than for calcium in people who are most vulnerable to osteoporosis.
Magnesium is probably the most important nutrient for that energy powerhouse, the human heart; it helps the heart muscle itself function better. Magnesium also helps protect blood vessels, which is where most of what we call heart disease actually happens. Magnesium is also a natural blood thinner, much like aspirin, so many doctors and researchers believe that it may help prevent heart attacks and strokes.
Where to find it:
The best food sources of magnesium are beans, especially soy; whole grains, including bran; nuts like almonds and brazil nuts; and seeds, including flaxseed, sesame, and sunflower. Dry cocoa powder, and thus dark chocolate.
Wow! So now We Know & We’re all Winners! Hooray!!