Out of all minerals we know so far, Magnesium is one of the lesser known minerals that has its potential role in finding the right way to health. It is also what your body needs to balance all day long to help and maintain proper bodily functions.
More important than any mineral, Magnesium denoted as (mg) in your mineral profile is actually responsible for a majority of muscle-related disorders. Due to its presence in almost each and every tissue cell in the body, magnesium has an important role in maintaining the functional stability of cells. It also resolves malfunctions of heart, as it monitors important other minerals such as calcium, potassium, sodium. These minerals are considered the life support elements.
Does that mean you can take charge of your health by just maintaining the required magnesium level in the body?
The answer is surprisingly Yes.
How To Identify Mg Deficiency :
The symptoms are very common and are often neglected.
Lack of appetite, muscular weakness, tiredness, vomiting, Muscle twitching, tremors, depression, hyperirritability, cardiac arrhythmias and convulsions.
LOW LEVELS MAY EVEN PRODUCE TETANY.
Low levels of Magnesium can also affect Central Nervous system (CNS) showing symptoms such as:
Anxiety, migraines, hyperactivity, panic attacks, hair loss, eye problems, irregularities in blood sugar and delayed healing of tissues.
Obviously, there are specific diets for women during pregnancy but overall Magnesium rich diet can be very effective for your health.
Magnesium is found in foods such as :
Cashews, Pumpkin, Peanuts, Soybean, Tofu, Beans, Whole grains such as brown rice & Green leafy vegetables.
The list looks very simple and kind of easy, everyday diet hence making you feel ” not a deficient one” but there is one more twist to the switching element.
Majority of good magnesium sources contain only about 10% or less of the recommended amount. This is because of fertilizers and crop refining techniques which just remove a large part of this natural element and other rich vitamins. For example, during the processing of grain into white flour, the bran and the germ are removed. This removes at least twenty nutrients in refining flour, and only five are put back in when refined flours are “enriched”.
Magnesium Surprising Facts:-
In processing seeds and nuts into refined oils, the oils are super-heated. This removes the magnesium content through the use of chemical additives.
Refined grains have 80-97 percent of the natural magnesium removed.
“We Need More Than What Meets The Eye”.