According to Holland and Barrett, magnesium plays an important role in helping your body convert glucose from your food into fuel.
“If you don’t have enough magnesium in your body, your cells can become less effective at using insulin,” explained the health site.
A study of 219 women published in the Journal of the American College of Nutrition found that those with higher magnesium intakes had lower fasting insulin levels – this means that they were more sensitive to the insulin in their bodies, so their blood sugar levels were more stable.
In addition to nuts, other rich sources of magnesium include:
- Dark Chocolate
- Whole Grains
- Some Fatty Fish