Magnesium, are you getting enough?
Magnesium is an incredibly versatile and important nutrient that many doctors, nutritionists, and researchers believe is the single most important nutrient for human health.
It is essential for over 300 different chemical reactions in the body, including maintaining your energy level, helping you relax, and sustaining the health of your heart and blood vessels. Because it has so many crucial functions, and because it appears to protect us from serious conditions that are most prevalent in the developed world, magnesium really is the “miracle mineral.”
FOODS HIGH IN MAGNESIUM
Magnesium food sources were once commonly consumed, but have diminished in the last century due to industrialized agriculture and changing diets.
The foods magnesium is found in include:
- Beans and nuts
- Whole grains such as brown rice and whole wheat bread
- Green leafy vegetables
Reasons we can’t get enough magnesium in the diet:
- Reduced levels due to processing.
- Reduced levels due to soil conditions.
WHERE DO FOODS CONTAINING MAGNESIUM COME FROM?
FROM SOIL CONTAINING MAGNESIUM
It is well known among experts that the quality of our crops is decreasing.
Pesticides Destroy Organisms That Provide Nutrients to Plants
Experts link vitamin and mineral depletion in the soil to use of pesticides and fertilizers. Though it was believed initially that pesticides would work simply to rid farmland of unwanted weeds and pests, it was soon learned that their use was causing irreversible damage. Vitamin-fixing bacteria in the soil, as well as earthworms, natural soil aerators and fertilizers, were being first reduced and then extinguished from American crop land. Without this living environment, soils produce vegetation with dramatically reduced vitamin and mineral content.