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Magnesium is often used for its potential brain benefits and may help manage certain brain disorders, such as depression and memory loss.
Thorp noted: “Magnesium is a super nutrient, which is used in almost every process of the body. Neurotransmitters in the brain use magnesium to stimulate and regulate electrical activity.
“This super nutrient can also help protect brain cells from the damage caused by poor diet and external toxins.”
Foods containing magnesium include: Leafy greens such as spinach, Swiss chard, collard greens and kaleNuts such as Brazil nuts, almonds, cashews and pine nutsLegumes such a lentils, and chickpeasBeans such as edamame, cannelloni and black-eyed peas.
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