Hey Laura! I'm so glad you're here to tutor me for my science test on magnesium!
Hey Mia! Glad to have you! Take a seat.
What is magnesium and how does it help your body?
Let's start with a basic question.
Magnesium is very important for the body. Magnesium maintains normal nerve and muscle function, supports a healthy immune system, keeps the heart beat steady, and helps bones remain strong. It also helps regulate blood glucose levels and aid in the production of energy and protein.
Awesome, I'll make sure to take notes on that! Next question. What food sources contain magnesium?
There are many foods that are rich in magnesium, such as avocados, nuts, whole grains, fatty fish like salmon, bananas, and leafy greens like spinach.
What happens if you don't take enough magnesium? What happens if you take too much?
Low magnesium can weaken your bones, give you bad headaches, make you feel nervous, and even hurt your heart! But too much magnesium can cause kidney failure, heart disease and gastrointestinal disorders.
Hmmm... So a lot of things should be kept in mind when taking magnesium, and being smart about which foods carry the nutrients you need.
Yes! Magnesium is a very important nutrient that everybody needs to function properly.
Yay! Thank you for all your help. I'm gonna go Ace this test!