You probably know magnesium best for its role in laxatives (Milk of Magnesia, magnesium citrate) or in antacids (Maalox, Rolaids). But magnesium plays a part in more than 300 metabolic reactions such as energy production, DNA synthesis, insulin action, glucose regulation, lipid metabolism, blood pressure control, muscle contraction, nerve innervations, bone strength and much more.
To boost your intake of this beneficial mineral and manage your metabolism, include more magnesium-rich foods in your daily diet, such as roasted pumpkin and squash seeds, bran cereal, brazil nuts, almonds, cashews, pine nuts, oil-roasted peanuts, halibut and spinach.
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As a Nation, Americans are woefully deficient in magnesium, a mineral vital for protection against conditions like diabetes and high blood pressure. The tragedy is that getting enough magnesium is a simple matter, but it makes a world of difference for your health.
There is no blood test to see if you have enough … no way to know until you’re tired, muscle fatigued, lacking testosterone, have increased inflammation in your heart, or losing your hearing. Only then will you know that you’re deficient.
This past month I realized my lack of awareness about the value of magnesium, calcium, and vitamin D. So I thought I’d share what I’m learning that I think we all deserve to know.
Low magnesium levels contribute to heart disease and cardiac arrest, depression, kidneys stones, muscle cramps and twitching, nervous system problems, low kidney function, and a host of other problems.
A deficiency of magnesium is dangerous for the nervous system, heart and kidneys. Unfortunately, almost everyone is low in magnesium. But there are several telltale signs that serve to indicate low magnesium levels.
Many people have strokes and heart attacks even though they have no high cholesterol and no high blood pressure. However, they do have nutritional deficiencies specific to the human heart.
One of the most important minerals for your health doesn’t get that much press – though I’ve mentioned it quite a few times here at Easy Health Options.
Eating processed foods leaves you deficient, and that can be a health disaster. Here are a few things to look for so you’ll know what you might be missing…