8 Key Minerals Essential for Boosting Immunity

#6. MAGNESIUM

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Magnesium helps the body process fats and proteins and build strong healthy bones and teeth. Along with calcium, sodium, and potassium, it also facilitates muscle contraction and the transmission of nerve signals, and helps to control the level of calcium in the blood. It can also be a useful aid to relaxation and sleep.

SOURCES

Cabbage (best raw), okra, globe artichokes, sweet potato, wholegrains, meat, game birds and poultry, haggis, dried fruits, especially figs, sunflower and sesame seeds, and nuts, such as Brazils, cashews, almonds, and peanuts.