Magnesium: The Missing Mineral
The Overlooked Mineral That We Are Missing In Our Diet
By: Kelli Kachmar
Fox News released an article on April 5, 2016 by Dr. Dennis Goodman concerning American's dietary intake of magnesium. Magnesium, an essential mineral that our body needs but does not produce, seems to be a mineral that almost 80 percent of us are lacking. Dr. Goodman states in the article that magnesium is used to maintain normal muscle and nerve function, keep a regular heart beat, boost our immune systems, regulates blood sugar and is used for 250 biochemical reactions in our bodies. Due to the fact that magnesium is not produced in our bodies, many people have magnesium deficiency which is linked to heart attacks, diabetes mellitus, asthma, and many more chronic illnesses. Recommendations to increase magnesium intake include eating more dark leafy greens, nuts, certain fish, and yogurt. Another interesting way the article recommends to get magnesium is to add one cup of Epsom salt to your bath once or twice a week. Lastly, Dr. Goodman recommends to find magnesium supplements that end in "-ate". Finally, the article concludes by stating that just by making a simple change in increasing magnesium, it can improve the quality and length of a person's life.
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