– Plays a role in more than 300 enzymatic reactions in the human body
– Required for healthy teeth and bones
– Helps to increase muscle strength
– Keeps blood pressure under control
– Helps to keep the heart healthy
– Helps in gastric digestion
– Helps in the assimilation of vitamin D from food sources
– Helps in the assimilation of calcium
– Aids in weight loss
– Required during pregnancy
– Required for maintaining the health of the nervous system
– Required for reducing stress

Deficiency symptoms:

– Frequent headaches and migraines
– Insomnia
– Dental cavities
– Muscle cramps
– Constipation
– Sugar and carbohydrate cravings
– Lack of appetite
– Loss of memory
– Mood swings
– Depression, anxiety and panic attacks
– Tachycardia and erratic heart beat
– Infertility
– Insulin resistance
– Thyroid disease
– Sensitivity to noise and cold
– Kidney stones

Causes of magnesium depletion:

– Caffeine intake
– Alcohol consumption
– Certain medications
– Stress
– Smoking
– High sugar intake
– High processed food intake
– Oral contraceptives

Good food sources of magnesium:

Almonds, Avocado, Banana, Brazil nuts, Buckwheat (Kuttu), Cashews, Dark chocolate, Dried figs, French beans, Kale, Kidney beans, Mackerel, Millets like jowar and bajra, Pumpkin seeds, Quinoa, Spinach, Yoghurt, White beans.

Stay blessed with good health ….always!!!

Warm regards,

Charmaine D’Souza


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