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Essential Vitamins for Healthy Aging


2. Magnesium

You’ve probably heard of magnesium and maybe you even know of its importance in keeping the body functioning at normal levels, but chances are you’re not sure how to get enough of it. Of course, there’s always the multivitamin, but it helps to know which foods provide sufficient amounts of magnesium, which helps regulate blood pressure and therefore can help prevent the onset of heart disease and related ailments. Magnesium can also help the body better absorb calcium, which means it contributes to bone health.

If you’re looking for food items that contain magnesium, look no further than avocado, nuts, seeds, and dark leafy greens like spinach and kale. A salad combining these various ingredients should help most adults get all the magnesium they need for the day.

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