Body – Part Six
Never Settle for Anything Less Than Amazing!
Technologies around the world have improved astronomically in the past few decades, medical treatments are improving and we’re starting to live longer.
However, our diet appears to have suffered as a direct result of the worlds advancements.
Although our overall way of life has been enhanced over the past few decades, it’s become evident that a number of key essential ingredients have been diminished in our diet.
An essential mineral that I’d like to focus on in this article is, Magnesium. Due to the higher rate in the consumption of processed foods, magnesium has been close to depleted from our diet due to the farming procedures in which non-organic foods are produced.
Why Magnesium should be an Essential Part of our Diet.
Magnesium is an essential mineral that is required in every organ of your body to assist in functions such as:
It is recommended that adults supplement their diets with 300 – 400mg of magnesium per day.
As a mineral, magnesium can easily be supplemented in capsule, tablet or powder form; however, it is also readily available in a wide range of wholefoods where magnesium can easily be found.
Foods that are grown in the ground are generally provide the best sources of magnesium; however, nuts that that are grown on trees also offer a sufficient source of the mineral. The three most common sources of magnesium rich foods are:
The Health Benefits of Magnesium
As far as the benefits go, magnesium stacks up really well against most other vitamins and minerals, with research indicating that it has been useful in managing symptoms of:
Common Causes of Magnesium Deficiency
Poor stress management or, eating high proportions of processed foods and regular alcohol consumption can lead to lower levels of magnesium in your body.
In women, a magnesium deficiency can lead to osteoporosis, bone loss and increase the symptoms of PMS.
For both males and females, depleted levels of magnesium can lead to an insulin resistance and an increase risk of diabetes and high blood pressure.
If you think you may be deficient in magnesium or any other vitamin or mineral in your body, please consult with your GP or healthcare professional.
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