Magnesium is so important.
This is from the Instagram account of @nourish_nutrition
Magnesium deficiency is the second most common nutrient deficiency behind Vitamin D. Up to 80% of the population is deficient. Magnesium deficiency can lead to weight gain, obesity, insulin resistance, metabolic syndrome, and diabetes. Magnesium is one nutrient which can help any weight loss program (if one is magnesium deficient). Fast food, diuretics, alcohol, caffeine, refined and pr junior modest style wears for formal party ... ocessed foods, weight loss programs, exercise programs, and fast-paced and stressful lives all deplete the body of essential magnesium and potassium. Magnesium is essential for the body to digest, absorb, and to utilize proteins, fats, and carbohydrates.
Magnesium is required in the metabolic pathways to open cell membranes and to allow insulin to transport glucose into the cells
Magnesium may help to prevent obesity genes from expressing themselves. Magnesium may shift the balance favor of fat mobilization over fat storage by effectively lowering fasting blood glucose and fasting insulin levels.
Where do you find Magnesium in your diet?
* Fruits or vegetables (green beans, peas and spinach).
* Peas and beans (legumes), seeds.
* Whole grains (brown rice and millet)
We need about 300 mg/day depending on your age. Magnesium also helps with depression, sleep and with bowl movements. ????