The Miracle of Magnesium

Magnesium 

Research Now Links the Depletion of This Mineral to Heart Disease, Diabetes, Alzheimer’s, Fatigue & Many Other Conditions


I have recently discovered that magnesium is by far arguably the most important nutrient in the body.

There are over 50 different health conditions that research now indicates are associated with magnesium deficiency. Here are just a few of them:
  • Heart disease & high blood pressure
  • Alzheimer’s & Parkinson’s diseases
  • Arthritis
  • Bowel problems
  • Depression & anxiety
  • Diabetes
  • Migraines & headaches
  • Osteoporosis
  • Muscle cramps or spasms
  • Back pain
The highest concentrations of magnesium in the body are in the heartbrain, so it’s little wonder that magnesium depletion leads to problems in these two organs. Perhaps you take good care of yourself & scoff at the idea that you or your loved ones could be deficient in magnesium.

What's worse, is that our dietary intake of magnesium has declined significantly since 1900. The National Academy of Sciences reports that most women only obtain about 70% of the recommended daily allowance of magnesium; men average about 80%.



RDA is only the minimum level to stave off serious deficiency symptoms; well below the optimal level for good health.  And unfortunately, we have many reasons for having low levels of magnesium; the rise in processed foods, magnesium-depleted soil, certain medication interactions, and fluoridated water, which renders magnesium unavailable to our bodies.  Stress elevates the stress hormone adrenaline, which further reduces magnesium.

Magnesium performs 100's of functions in our bodies; however, many researchers believe its most important function is cellular energy production. The enzyme ATP, is our principal source of cellular energy. ATP must be bound to a magnesium ion in order to be active biologically. Regrettably, most people just don’t have enough magnesium ions available.

Are You Tired? Get Headaches?


Because magnesium is essential to body energy production, common symptoms of magnesium depletion include: tiredness, along with headaches, migranes, insomnia, muscle pain, cramps, & spasms.

Sadly, the solution is not as easy as walking into your local chemist & picking up a bottle of magnesium pills. Magnesium comes in different forms, and quality is a big factor to consider.  This is why I have come up with a fantastic recipe which is very rich in magnesium.  Two of the foods with the highest level of naturally occuring magnesium are (I presume you've guessed by now from the photos!):

Avocados and Dark Chocolate

To boost your magnesium intake, try out this GORGEOUS Avocado and Chocolate Slice Recipe:

Ingredients:
4 avocados, 3 tbsps of honey, 125g of dark chocolate, 1 cup of dates (100g), 5 prunes (50g), half a cup of sultanas or raisins or cranberries (50g), quarter cup of hazlenuts (50g), one cup of walnuts (100g), 4 tablespoons of coconut oil, the zest of an orange, the zest of a lemon.

Plus, to try and get the world more into avocados, I have devised this sneaky tip to get into your avocado quicker:


Enjoy!  Let me know your thoughts and comments on this article and these videos.

1 comment:

  1. Wow I knew that lack of magnesium could cause leg cramps but not about the arthritis! I have a degenerative arthritis and will be taking quick action to get this nutrient in my body!

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