Do you find it hard to wind down? Maybe you wake up during the night and struggle to get to sleep? Do you feel tired after waking and lack energy during the day? If this sounds like you, then there is a chance that you may be lacking in magnesium. We don’t even know that we are magnesium deficient as the symptoms are so common people think ‘that’s just life’.
A lack of magnesium will affect your body immediately. As Magnesium is involved in over 600 reactions within our bodies, it has been nicknamed the ‘spark of life’ . There are many other daily functions that your body needs magnesium for including
After only one night of poor quality sleep, chemical reactions begin to take place in your body. A lack of sleep can increase inflammation and raise your blood pressure. Ongoing sleep disturbance can also lead to further medical conditions and puts you at a higher risk of heart disease, diabetes, obesity and even stroke. Read more about the effects of a lack of Magnesium in your diet here
Eating the right types of food can help you maintain adequate levels of magnesium in your body. The top ten foods which I eat with high sources of Magnesium are:
There has been research carried out that suggests the levels of magnesium in our foods has reduced over the years. Food farming techniques and increased food processing are one of the main reasons that magnesium levels in foods have reduced. The body’s depleting magnesium stores can also be linked to our modern, more stressful lifestyles. Including less sleep, more high intensity exercise, increased caffeine and increased sugar intake. This means we can’t rely on magnesium-rich foods like we used to.
To get your levels up, eat magnesium rich foods but also take a good quality magnesium citrate supplement and avoid things that deplete magnesium. Check out my online shop if you would like to try the same supplement that I take every day. To read more about the benefits of Magnesium visit www.nutriadvanced.co.uk
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