It’s a fact of life for cancer patients and cancer survivors, and most of us living modern life that we are missing this crucial macromineral, Magnesium.
Experts say, that many of us are not eating enough Magnesium rich foods.
Having low levels means, low energy, depression, elevated inflammation and is associated with major health issues such as heart disease, diabetes, and certain cancers.
This mineral is required by every cell in the body to produce energy. It feeds the “engine” in each cell and produces more than 300 metabolic reactions throughout the body. It helps the heart, muscles, and immune system to function optimally. Low levels can produce depression, agitation, confusion and disorientation.
Magnesium, calcium, and phosphorus have a complex relationship, and work together for the absorption of food in the intestine. The absorption, which happens in our intestine also depends on calcium to be present, so both are equally as important. It’s a delicate balance.
The mineral gets depleted with stress, chemotherapy, radiotherapy, carbonated drinks, caffeine and alcohol. Many people with fibromyalgia are deficient in magnesium. Serum levels often appear normal, but the more sophisticated tests, such as red blood cell magnesium are done, the levels are often low.
Some foods that should be included in the diet:
- Sunflower seeds
- Pumpkin seeds
- Cacao nibs
- Coconut milk and coconut water
Choline irate can greatly enhance oral magnesium utilisation. The recommended daily allowance of magnesium for an adult male is 400-420.
Adult females recommended daily allowance is 310-320 milligrams per day.
To obtain enough of this essential mineral from the diet to obtain good health, and disease prevention takes special care. Be sure to consider a diet with a wide variety of foods.