Spinach and almond eaters may have larger, healthier brains.

A recent research reveals magnesium-rich diets might keep brains healthy longer. Nuts and leafy greens are magnesium-rich.

A dietitian advised prioritizing a healthy diet above "brain care" pills. "Brain care supplements" are popular, but a diet high in leafy greens and nuts may be ideal for the body's most complicated organ.

A recent research demonstrated that magnesium-rich diets reduced age-related brain atrophy. Aging brains exhibited less white matter lesions. 

The European Journal of Nutrition research, published on March 10, examined the health data of 6,000 UK residents aged 40 to 73. 

For 16 months, Australian National University researchers assessed dietary magnesium, found in spinach, legumes, nuts, seeds, and whole grains, using five questionnaires.

The National Institutes of Health suggests individuals take 320 mg to 430 mg of magnesium daily, while research participants with the healthiest brains ate over 550 mg.

Magnesium "may lead to much improved brain health, which would also be predicted to contribute to higher preservation of cognitive capacity

Wellness gurus and companies like Bella Hadid's "functional beverage" company Kin Euphorics have invested in magnesium-based "brain care" products to aid attention and anxiety.

TikTok also loves magnesium supplements. Magnesium supplement videos have tens of millions of views.

This new research indicates that eating more spinach may provide magnesium's physical and mental health advantages without the need for pricey supplements.

Magnesium offers health advantages beyond brain aging. Sleep specialists told Insider that magnesium helps you sleep by stopping calcium from tightening muscles.

Dr. Supatra Tovar, a psychologist and qualified dietitian, told Insider that magnesium helps you sleep by counteracting glutamate, an amino acid and neurotransmitter that surges while you're awake and in discomfort. 

Magnesium may improve mental health because normal, uninterrupted sleep improves memory and attention.

Tovar suggested eating more nuts instead of taking magnesium supplements. Tovar said the body absorbs dietary nutrients better than supplements.

Magnesium overdose may produce low blood pressure, lethargy, depression, and disorientation.


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