Magnesium is one of the key minerals that are crucial for the optimal function of all of the chemical process in our body. The concept of health and vitality is almost impossible to conceive without magnesium. Unfortunately rarely who is informed and aware of this fact and according to research the majority of Americans have a magnesium deficiency. The standard American diet, with a lot of processed food instead of fresh ingredients and poor in seeds and nuts, simply is not able to satisfy the body’s needs for this important mineral.
More than 200 chemical reactions in the body rely on the magnesium intake, some of those are the detoxification process, digestion of fats, synthesis of both DNA and RNA, the activity of the nerves, it is a precursor for neurotransmitters such as serotonin etc.
Symptoms of magnesium deficiency:
- A persistent eye twitch;
- Mouth ulcers;
- Blurred vision;
- Frequent headaches or migraines;
- Physical and mental fatigue;
- Leg cramps;
- Irregular heartbeat;
- State in which you feel confusion, anxiety, depression, suicidal thoughts;
- High blood pressure;
- Thick and sticky blood.
It can also be a reason for the development of some more serious illnesses such as asthma, kidney disease, osteoporosis, insomnia, cystitis, liver disease, migraines, blood clots, depression, hypoglycemia, bowel diseases, heart disease etc.
Symptoms of severe magnesium deficiency:
Some of these symptoms occur also in cases of diabetes because the lack of magnesium disables the body to process insulin.
- Extreme thirst and hunger
- Urination that is frequent
- Wounds and bruises but they heal very slowly
- Unusual fatigue as well as mental fog
- Tingling or numbness in the limbs
- Dry, itchy and scaly skin
- Frequent skin, gum bladder, and vaginal yeast infections
If you have some of these symptoms it is important to incorporate more magnesium-rich foods in your diet such as asparagus, avocado, banana, basil, beets, broccoli, brussels sprouts, swiss chard, chives, spinach, tomatoes, legumes, oats, cacao, almonds, cashew nuts, pecans, pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds, sesame seeds and quinoa.
Magnesium- Juice Recipe:
- ½ medium-sized beetroot
- 3-4 stalks of Swiss chard
- ½ lemon
- Glass of water
Blend all of the ingredients and enjoy their refreshing effects!