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Magnesium - A Vital Mineral For Your Health

by Heather Havey


Basic Information Your body cannot produce Mg, so you must eat it daily in plentiful amounts. Please always choose diverse sources of foods for maximizing your health. Also please always choose ORGANIC foods, not conventional, as pesticides are poisons that are designed only to kill, and they kill you slowly.

Uses By Your Body
-build & strengthen bones
-relax muscles & nerves
-make proteins
-helps you to sleep/relax
-helps blood to circulate

Signs of Deficiency
-stiff muscles
-weak bones
-imbalanced blood sugar
-stressed; insomnia
-headaches
-high blood pressure
-heart arrythmia

-depression
-seizures
-nausea
-vomiting

Best Food Sources: Pumpkin seeds, spinach, chard, soybeans, salmon, sunflower seeds, sesame seeds, halibut, black beans, navy beans, kelp

Very good sources of Magnesium:
Vegetables
Spinach, chard, broccoli, avocado, artichoke, squash, mustard greens, turnip greens, peppermint, cucumbers, green beans, celery, kale, molasses, brussel sprouts, carrots

Herbs
Basil, ginger

Fruits
Bananas, kiwi, plums/prunes, grapes/raisins, dried apricots, watermelon, strawberries

Grains
Whole wheat bread, brown rice, oatmeal, wheat germ

Seeds/nuts/legumes
Peanut butter, almonds, cashews, baked beans, soy products, lentils, hummus, coriander seeds, quinoa

Fish
Halibut, Pollack, Tuna, Crabmeat, Salmon, Bluefish, Scallops

Dairy
Milk, yogurt

Chocolate

 

This information has been compiled from various medical websites and books.  However, it is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice. It is important to seek the advice of a physician about any medical condition or symptom. It is also important to seek the advice of a physician, registered dietitian, pharmacist, or other qualified health professional about the appropriateness of taking dietary supplements and their potential interactions with medications.

Sources:
UWHealth

The World's Healthiest Foods
NIH Office Of Dietary Supplements


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