Mighty Mineral Magnesium

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Magnesium-The-Mighty-MineralThe mineral magnesium has been hailed for its positive benefits against sudden cardiac arrest, stroke and heart attack but it’s far reaching effects to our health are proving to go much deeper.

This super mineral has no less than 100 health and therapeutic benefits. It plays a significant role in the body’s detoxification processes helping prevent damage from heavy metals, environmental chemicals and other poisons and toxins.

Glutathione is the body’s super antioxidant and requires magnesium for its synthesis.

Unchecked, magnesium deficiency will lead to more serious symptoms such as tingling and numbness, muscle cramps and contractions, abnormal heart rhythms, coronary spasm, seizures and even cause personality changes.

For the most part, you should be able to keep healthy levels of magnesium in your body naturally by paying attention to diet. One of the best ways to supply your body with this much needed mineral is to consume whole foods that contain organically bound magnesium by eating a diet rich in different dark-green leafy veggies, preferably those grown organically.

Green leafy veggies like Swiss chard and spinach are great natural, healthy sources of magnesium. Seeds another abundant source of magnesium found naturally in almonds, pumpkin seeds, sesame seeds and sunflower seeds…all great snacking foods. Fresh ripe organic avocados are also an excellent source of magnesium and can be used successfully in many recipes or enjoyed by themselves.

Chlorophyll found in plants…has a magnesium atom at its center, captures solar energy and converts it into usable metabolic energy; without magnesium this process of converting sunlight cannot happen.

Other foods you should consider to boost your magnesium levels are the super seed…flaxseed (you can easily sprinkle flaxseed over yogurt, on salads in smoothies…just make sure you grind flaxseed first in order to derive all the nutritional benefits it provides), almond butter, seaweed, certain spices like dried basil and coriander have magnesium.

Maintaining a healthy balance of calcium to magnesium ratio is important because magnesium helps to keep calcium in the cells so they can perform their jobs better. If you do turn to supplements to boost your magnesium levels, you need to make sure you maintain balance between certain minerals like calcium, magnesium, vitamin K2, as well as vitamin D because they all perform synergistically with one another.

Many compare the chlorophyll of plants with the hemoglobin in our blood because they are structured the same, however plants have magnesium at the center rather than iron but you can see its importance.

You should also be aware that if you are presently on any medications such as antibiotics or diuretics used to treat cancer…this too can aggravate and result in magnesium deficiency.

Unfortunately because of poor farming conditions and erosion of the soil, many foods we eat are deficient in magnesium and magnesium has now become a big problem in the United States.

Both aging and chronic disease are associated with magnesium deficiency as well as prostate cancer.

A study performed in 2011 at Vanderbilt University Medical Center concluded that “low blood magnesium levels and a high calcium/magnesium ratio were significantly associated with high-grade prostate cancer. These findings suggest magnesium affects prostate cancer risk perhaps through interacting with calcium.”

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