Monday, May 19, 2014

Magnesium deficiency? Try these 5 foods

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Magnesium is a very important mineral that has been found to be radically deficient in people's diets, and therefore, their bodies. Since magnesium is implicated in a number of important bodily functions like proper muscle function and triggering hundreds of enzymatic actions, it's very important to understand common food sources of this 'miracle mineral'.

Pumpkin seeds
Pumpkin seeds should be enjoyed more often not only due to their great magnesium content, but for all their other nutrients and benefits as well.

Pumpkin seeds contain about 535mg of magnesium per 100g serving, which is 134 percent of the daily-recommended intake. Adding a full spectrum sea salt to your pumpkin seeds will increase the magnesium content even further.

Pumpkin seeds are also exceptional sources of manganese, phosphorus, iron, copper, zinc, and potassium. Not only that, they also contain nice amounts of vitamin K and B-vitamins.

Use pumpkin seeds to promote sleep, and to prevent osteoporosis, kidney stones, and prostate issues.

Cacao
Cacao, which is derived from the cacao bean, is a food adored by many once it is transformed into what is commonly know as chocolate. The bonus with this superfood is that it backs up that decadent taste with incredible amounts of magnesium and other minerals.

Cacao contains about 499mg of magnesium per 100g serving, which is 125 percent of the daily-recommended intake. Keep in mind that these values are from its raw and powdered form, and that most chocolate products on the market will not have the same values due to the fact they are commonly denatured.

For the rest of the story: http://www.naturalnews.com/045182_magnesium_deficiency_selenium_type_2_diabetes.html

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