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MagnesiumMMagnesiumMagnesiumEnglishNutritionChild (0-12 years);Teen (13-18 years)NADigestive systemHealthy living and preventionCaregivers Adult (19+) Educators Hospital healthcare providers Community healthcare providers Remote populations First nationsNA2013-09-27T04:00:00ZTheresa Couto, RD;Elly Berger, BA, MD, FRCPC, FAAP, MHPE;Francy Pillo-Blocka RD, FDC000Flat ContentHealth A-Z<p>Discover the role of magnesium in the body.</p><p></p><p>Magnesium works with other minerals to control blood pressure, helps the body produce enzymes to break down food and helps regulate the levels of a range of nutrients in the body.<br></p> <figure><img src="https://assets.aboutkidshealth.ca/akhassets/INM_NRC_track1-8-6_illustration_food_magnesium.jpg" alt="" /> </figure><h2>Key points</h2><ul><li>Magnesium helps control a range of important bodily functions, including digestion and blood flow.</li><li>Good sources of magnesium include green leafy vegetables, whole grains, beans and fish.</li><li>Magnesium supplements are not needed for a healthy person who is following <a href="https://www.canada.ca/en/health-canada/services/canada-food-guides.html" target="_blank">Canada's Food Guide</a>.<br></li></ul>
MagnésiumMMagnésiumMagnesiumFrenchNutritionChild (0-12 years);Teen (13-18 years)NADigestive systemHealthy living and preventionCaregivers Adult (19+) Educators Hospital healthcare providers Community healthcare providers Remote populations First nationsNA2013-09-27T04:00:00ZTheresa Couto, RD;Elly Berger, BA, MD, FRCPC, FAAP, MHPE;Francy Pillo-Blocka RD, FDC000Flat ContentHealth A-Z<p>Découvrez le rôle du magnésium dans le corps.</p><p>Le magnésium interagit avec d’autres minéraux afin de contrôler la pression artérielle, d’aider le corps à produire des enzymes pour dégrader les aliments et de réguler la concentration de toute une gamme de nutriments dans le corps.</p> <figure> <img src="https://assets.aboutkidshealth.ca/akhassets/INM_NRC_track1-8-6_illustration_food_magnesium.jpg" alt="" /> </figure><h2>À retenir</h2> <ul><li>Le magnésium aide à contrôler de nombreuses fonctions corporelles, y compris la digestion et le flot sanguin.</li> <li>Parmi les bonnes sources de magnésium, on compte les légumes verts et feuillus, les grains entiers, les haricots et le poisson.</li> <li>Les suppléments de magnésium ne sont pas nécessaires aux personnes en bonne santé qui suivent les recommandations du Guide alimentaire canadien.</li></ul>

 

 

Magnesium1451.00000000000MagnesiumMagnesiumMEnglishNutritionChild (0-12 years);Teen (13-18 years)NADigestive systemHealthy living and preventionCaregivers Adult (19+) Educators Hospital healthcare providers Community healthcare providers Remote populations First nationsNA2013-09-27T04:00:00ZTheresa Couto, RD;Elly Berger, BA, MD, FRCPC, FAAP, MHPE;Francy Pillo-Blocka RD, FDC000Flat ContentHealth A-Z<p>Discover the role of magnesium in the body.</p><p></p><p>Magnesium works with other minerals to control blood pressure, helps the body produce enzymes to break down food and helps regulate the levels of a range of nutrients in the body.<br></p> <figure><img src="https://assets.aboutkidshealth.ca/akhassets/INM_NRC_track1-8-6_illustration_food_magnesium.jpg" alt="" /> </figure><h2>Key points</h2><ul><li>Magnesium helps control a range of important bodily functions, including digestion and blood flow.</li><li>Good sources of magnesium include green leafy vegetables, whole grains, beans and fish.</li><li>Magnesium supplements are not needed for a healthy person who is following <a href="https://www.canada.ca/en/health-canada/services/canada-food-guides.html" target="_blank">Canada's Food Guide</a>.<br></li></ul><h2>Supplements</h2><ul><li>A healthy individual following Canada's Food Guide <strong>does not</strong> need a magnesium supplement.</li><li>It is best to get the magnesium you need from foods.</li></ul><p> <strong>(!)</strong> Not recommended for children under four due to choking risk</p><p> <a href="https://assets.aboutkidshealth.ca/AKHAssets/INM_NRC_track1-8-1_micronutrients_pdf.pdf">Print-Friendly Version</a><br></p>Magnesium

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