You probably heard of magnesium but not too much, still you know it is beneficial for the health. It is important for every organ in the body, starting from cell health to heart health. If you have deficit of this mineral, your immunity drops and you get chronic illnesses.
We do not quite know yet about the right level of magnesium. Recent studies of American people showed that 80% have this deficit, as Dr. Mercola stated. But, you can incorporate it in your diet. It is in foods like: fruits, grains, dark leafy veggies, fish, nuts, avocado, banana and dark chocolate. But, this is not the healthy diet of an American. Mostly they eat fast food that lacks this mineral.
Why is Magnesium crucial for health?
As mentioned, it is vital for us. Why:
- More energy in every cell
- Good digestion
- Healthy internal organ work
- Enzymes activated for biochemical activities
- Balance in minerals
Magnesium works up even more than 300 enzymes. They take care of bodily work like energy and muscle contracting. Also, magnesium relaxes the muscles. When our blood vessels contract, that has an effect on the blood pressure. The magnesium is working in the cells on the inside. Greater part of this mineral is in the bones, 30% in muscles and 2% out of cells.
Here are the deficit signs:
- Cramps in legs
- High pressure
- Muscle pain
- Diabetes 2
Also there is the food disturbance in regimes like less appetite, nausea, weakness and if you do not treat this, it can complicate further more. If you have a deficit, these would be the signs:
- Tingling and feeling numb
- Muscle cramps
- Changes in personality
- Abnormal heartbeat
- Coronary spasm
Change with a diet
Diet is the first step toward a positive change. We mentioned the main food categories for a beneficial change. That includes dark leafy greens, nuts, seeds, fish (mackerel), beans, lentils (kidney beans, soy, lentils), whole grains (quinoa, brown rice), avocados, low fat dairy (goat cheese, yoghurt), dry fruits, bananas, prunes, apricots, dates, dark chocolate…
To have a healthy diet gives you more magnesium.
Still, if you cannot change the diet you can also get supplements. Still, be careful you do not ant to overload the body with too much chemicals. At first get about 300-400 mg per day and slowly increase to 600. If you go to the bathroom too often, do not panic. Magnesium can be a laxative agent, so be careful with increasing it.
Keep in mind magnesium is really vital for the health, so check up the levels of it regularly and take it either in supplement form or in foods.