4 Minerals That You Might Not Be Getting Enough Of

4 Minerals That You Might Not Be Getting Enough Of

Sweat contains many minerals crucial for any runner’s fueling. All four of these may fall short of the optimal amounts in your daily diet. Calcium WHY YOU NEED IT: This bone builder also plays a role in muscle contraction, muscle and liver glycogen formation and breakdown, and regulating nerve impulse transmission. WHERE TO GET IT: Occurring naturally in milk, yogurt and cheese, calcium can also be found in fortified non-dairy milks and juices. Green leafy vegetables, such as kale, collards, dandelion greens, broccoli and bok choy, are other sources. Related: These Nutrients Will Keep You Stress Fracture Free Magnesium WHY YOU NEED IT: A component of more than 300 enzymes in the body, magnesium is involved in muscle contraction, helps with calcium absorption and has roles in blood-glucose control as well as blood-pressure regulation. WHERE TO GET IT: Dark leafy greens are ...

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