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The Missing Link? Magnesium!

The Missing Link? Magnesium

With all the focus on antioxidants and vitamins among alternative health fans, it’s easy to ignore this basic fact: Without minerals, vitamins can’t function. In other words, minerals are more important than vitamins. Only water and oxygen are more important than minerals. Is the missing link, magnesium? 

Magnesium is often called the ‘master mineral’, but studies show that almost 80% of us are not getting enough of it. The deficiency is partly due to modern farming practices and overall soil depletion, which have minimised, if not completely removed, plant magnesium from our diets.

Also, the high consumption of sugary drinks and processed foods, as well as many medications like birth control pills, blood pressure tablets, diuretics, and cholesterol-lowering medications, deplete the body of magnesium.

So, if you are not enjoying optimum health, if you’re tense and on edge, if you’ve had some cardiovascular issues, lung and bronchial problems, muscular aches and cramping, sleep disorders, nervousness, high blood pressure, diabetes, brittle bones, and chronic fatigue, you may benefit greatly from some serious magnesium supplementation. Top up your levels

If your digestion is good, and you’re eating all organic produce and whole grains, you may not be among the magnesium deficient.

Nevertheless, supplementing is wise.

Elements4Life – Top Magnesium-rich Foods
The recommended daily magnesium intake (RDI) for adults is 400-420mg for men and 310-320mg for women. These foods help get you there.

Dark chocolate is loaded with antioxidants that neutralise free radicals – those harmful molecules that can damage your cells and lead to disease. With 64mg of magnesium in a 28g serving, dark chocolate makes up 16% of the RDI.

Avocados are another delicious source of magnesium. Unlike most fruits, avocados contain heart-healthy monosaturated fats. One medium avocado provides 58mg of magnesium, which is 15% of the RDI.

Nuts are very high in magnesium too, especially almonds, cashews and Brazil nuts. They’re also anti-inflammatory and a satisfying snack. A serve of 18 cashews provides 20% of the RDI.

Whole grains such as wheat, oats and barley are all excellent sources of magnesium. Choose organic grains if you can, and also buckwheat and quinoa, which are also high in protein. A 28g serving of buckwheat provides 16% of the RDI.

Tofu is a great source of magnesium and protein. Some studies suggest it protects the cells lining your arteries and reduces the risk of stomach cancer. One serving of tofu provides 53mg of magnesium, or 13% of the RDI.

Legumes such as lentils, chickpeas and soybeans are the best go-to protein for vegetarians and also improve blood sugar levels for diabetics. One cup of cooked black beans has 120mg of magnesium – an impressive 30% of the RDI.

Flax, pumpkin and chia seeds have high amounts of magnesium as well as iron, monosaturated fat and omega-3 fatty acids. A 28g serving of pumpkin seeds has a 150mg of magnesium, which is 37% of the RDI.

Oily fish like salmon, sardines, tuna and mackerel provide loads of high-quality protein, potassium, selenium, B vitamins and magnesium. Half a fillet of wild-caught Pacific salmon packs 53% of magnesium, which is 13% of the RDI.

Leafy greens cannot be left off the list, since kale, spinach, parsley, Brussels sprouts, Asian greens and cabbage are loaded with magnesium. They’re an excellent source of iron, manganese, and vitamins A, C and K. One cup of cooked spinach has 157mg of magnesium, or 39% of the RDI.

 

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