Sunday, February 2, 2014

The Magic of Magnesium I

The Magic of Magnesium

The vast majority of Americans, as much as 80%, are deficient in magnesium making them vulnerable to serious health hazards. Magnesium makes up close to 1 percent of our body weight and is essential mineral for managing more than 300 enzymatic reactions in the human body. So a shortage can cause serious problems such as high blood pressure, heart disease, diabetes and other diseases.
It can also speed up aging by shrinking bones. Every cell in the human body needs magnesium to produce adenosine triphosphate (ATP) a molecule involved in energy storage in our bodies, like a battery in your car.

Most people are deficient because their diet is lacking in magnesium, which comes from eating processed foods instead of fresh, wholesome ingredients. Food sources of magnesium include:

  • Almonds, peanuts
  • Avocado
  • Greens such as spinach, arugula, lettuce, beans and peas
  • Halibut
  • Lentils
  • Long-grain brown rice
  • Potatoes, baked with skin
  • Unrefined sea salt is also a good source of magnesium and 80 essential minerals

In the next several posts I am summarizing and quoting significantly from an article by Dr. David Brownstein titled Heal Your Body Through the Magic of Magnesium, written in December 2012. The comments about vegetables, chlorophyl and plants are mine.

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