Found in bananas, almonds, pumpkin and sunflower seeds, cashews, and flex seeds (grind flax to best absorb the nutrients), magnesium calms the nervous system, which in turn can help you feel less anxious. “It’s such a good tension tamer that it’s used to help treat sleep disorders,” says Marjorie Cohn, R.D.N., of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.

Bonus: A lower risk of diabetes. Magnesium helps metabolize sugar in your blood.

Source: Better Homes & Gardens magazine April 2018

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