The Power of Magnesium and the signs that you’re probably not getting enough
If I got a dollar for every time I said, “you need some magnesium” I’d be a very, very, yes very wealthy woman.
I see and hear it every, single, day, but why are we not getting enough and why is it so important??
Magnesium is a mineral that is essential to good health. As a matter of fact, it is the 4th most abundant mineral found in the body. Nearly half of body’s magnesium is commonly found in your bones while the other half is mainly found in the cells of your body organs and tissues.
Magnesium supports typical nerve and muscle function, maintains a healthy immune system and helps keep bones strong. Apart from this, magnesium plays an important role in the management and prevention of certain conditions and diseases including anxiety, adrenal fatigue, memory loss, depression, heart disease, high blood pressure and diabetes.
And while only 1% of the body’s magnesium is found in blood, the essential mineral also helps maintain normal blood pressure and regulate blood sugar levels.
Now Magnesium deficiency in your diet is caused of lack of consumption of magnesium-rich foods and soil depletion. Poor digestion and absorption can also play a big factor in deficiency.
Here, are some of the signs that you are magnesium-deficient and the important things you can do to overcome it.
1. Fatigue- It is very common for people to feel wound up after their long hours of work or parenting. This is one of the reasons why you can find it hard time to sleep at night.
Magnesium can help. It plays a vital role to make your central nervous system function well. Once you lack this mineral, you may experience waking up in the middle of the night, making you irritable and constantly tired throughout your day. I highly recommend eating a bit of dark chocolate or pumpkin seeds.
2. Restless Legs- I used to get this and it is a horrible feeling. According to studies, if you experience muscle cramp or running legs while you are lying in bed, it could be related to magnesium deficiency.
Magnesium can make your muscles relax and avoid painful cramping. Increase leafy vegetables into your daily meal. This will surely help to improve your magnesium levels and at the same time reduce painful muscle cramping.
3. High Blood Pressure- High blood pressure can damage your body before you experience the signs. Even though you exercise and eat healthy foods, you can still experience high blood pressure. This could be because you lack magnesium in your body. With the combination of exercise and healthy diet, you may need to supplement magnesium.
4. Dizziness-Extreme dizziness or also known as vertigo can be cause by lack of magnesium. For you to avoid dizziness, make sure to eat fatty fish on a regular basis. This is because fish is an excellent source of magnesium that encourages brain’s recognition of sensory signals.
5. Stress-When you are stressed, general tension, weight gain and worry lines all show up. Stress causes your body to waste magnesium so it is highly recommended to incorporate magnesium-rich foods to your diet. This will surely help to make your nervous system happy and calm. Looks at nuts, avocado coconut, green beans.
Exercise is also seen by the body as stress so if you work out regularly, it would be worth increasing your magnesium for muscle recovery.
6. Belly Bloat- The ultimate key to a healthy and happy life is to keep your digestive system in good condition. Magnesium plays a part in insulin release, fat and cholesterol metabolism, as well as relaxing your intestines muscles, making slow digestion and bloating unlikely.
Incorporate excellent sources of magnesium into your diet to boost your digestive health. Eat dried fruit, bananas and yogurt.
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