Leafy greens, whole grains, nuts, and seeds. If you aren’t eating these foods regularly, your diet may be lacking in magnesium. In fact, nearly half of Americans fall short of their daily need for this mineral, according to the Department of Agriculture. Men should get 420 mg daily and women 320 mg.

Insufficient magnesium can have widespread consequences.

Consumer Reports talked to Dr. James O'Keefe, director of Saint Luke's Charles & Barbara Duboc Cardio Health & Wellness Center, about the many health benefits of magnesium.

Read the full Consumer Reports article: The Benefits of Magnesium

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