Magnesium, the mineral that can save your life or someone else's life!
The Benefits of Magnesium
Magnesium relaxes your muscles, calms your nerves, helps your brain function properly, keeps your cells younger, needed for the blood (only 1% of the body's magnesium is stored in the blood, which is why it's often misdiagnosed with blood testing), helps you sleep better, heart healthy, helps create your DNA, anti-stress, alleviates headaches, helps with joint pain and muscle stiffness, powers our enzymes, and much more benefits.
Magnesium Found in Nature Foods: Fruits, Vegetables, Nuts, Seeds & Herbs
Like water, our bodies need magnesium DAILY to function properly. Foods such as, bananas, cacao, spinach, avocados, buckwheat, coconuts, nuts, seeds, dark leafy greens, sprouted beans, quinoa, raw honey, berries, figs, dates, basil, watermelon (eat the seeds, as they're high in Mg!) broccoli, flax seeds. apples, okra, spearmint, zucchini, tomatoes, grapes, pineapple, aloe vera, and much more! You can definitely get your magnesium from fresh fruits, vegetables, nuts, seeds, and herbs. Eating processed foods that contain white flour, enriched flour, wheat flour... (any refined flours, really), REMOVES the magnesium! The best sources to get your magnesium from are fresh fruits, vegetables, nuts, seeds, and herbs. A raw vegan diet is high in magnesium.
Magnesium Deficiency Symptoms
Are you lacking in the most important mineral, magnesium in your diet daily? Why are the majority of Americans in the U.S deficient in magnesium? (an estimate of 80% of Americans are magnesium deficient... hmmm, no wonder why so many people are dying of diseases in America.) Answer: because most Americans living in the U.S are living off of processed foods, which do NOT contain magnesium. Meat, milk, soda, sugar, and white flour are very low in magnesium. Here are some of the symptoms of magnesium deficiency:
- still thirsty after drinking lots of water
- shaking in the hands, muscles & nerves
- Suicidal thoughts
- Disease of ANY kind
- Sleepy (tired too often)
- Twitching in the muscles (I used to get twitching muscles in my eyes as a meat-eater... never knew why, but of course, now I do! I was deficient in magnesium)
- Muscle soreness, tensions, pains, stiffness
- Chest Tightness
- Panic Attacks
- Rapid Eye Movement
- Hearing Loss
- and more symptoms are linked to magnesium deficiency