Category Archives: Health Nutrition

Pumpkins

Pumpkins and Magnesium

The flesh of the pumpkin can be used in a variety of cooked dishes as a good source of vitamins K and A, magnesium, fiber and potassium. Vitamin A helps maintain eye health, potassium helps maintain healthy blood pressure, and vitamin K and magnesium work together with calcium and vitamin D to build and maintain [...]

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Health Benefits of Magnesium – Research Review

Huffington Post – While 99 percent of the magnesium in the body is located in bone, muscular tissue and soft tissues, its occurrence is also found within cells, where it helps stabilize enzymes responsible for vital functions like muscle contraction, glucose utilization and the synthesis of fat, protein and nucleic acids (1). Its wide range [...]

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Magnesium and Heart Health

Digestion and Health – Ray Innis, MD

A good sign of weak digestion is low blood mineral levels. A sufficient supply of minerals is necessary for an efficient and capable immune system. For example, critical minerals such as magnesium, chromium, and selenium may be low due to inadequate hydrochloric acid in the stomach, thus hampering efficient digestion. One study reported that a [...]

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Sugary bars

Curb Your Sugar Cravings

According to Marie Claire magazine, “Apparently, our daily desperation for a Twix could come down to a lack of magnesium in our diets, which can be to blame for repeated chocolate and sugar cravings.” Britons eat nearly 700,000 tons of chocolate a year, with the much-adored sugary snack clocking up almost £4 billion in UK [...]

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5 Health Supplements That You Cannot Do Without

Huffington Post – Magnesium has to be one of the most under-rated mineral in our diets. Grains that have been through the refining process are stripped of most of their magnesium and our soils have also been depleted of this vital nutrient. And yet Magnesium creates energy in every cell of the body by activating [...]

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Cashews and Magnesium

Healthy Nuts

Nuts are a good source of B vitamins and contain vitamin E and minerals such as magnesium. Brazil nuts have the added bonus of containing selenium, a trace mineral essential in small amounts each day, that can be hard to obtain from other foods. When choosing nuts look for raw, unroasted and unsalted nuts. Roasting [...]

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Magnesium – An Important Functional Food Ingredient

Progressive Grocer Magazine – Good news for dietitians: the message that good nutrition is vital for a vibrant, healthy life is getting through to consumers. In fact, 90 percent of Americans believe that certain foods offer health benefits beyond basic nutrition, according to research published in “Functional Foods: Key Trends & Developments in Ingredients,” by [...]

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Magnesium Stearate

Magnesium Stearate: An Ingredient To Avoid

Despite its name, magnesium stearate is not a dietary source of the essential macromineral magnesium. Rather, it is a simple salt that is created when a magnesium ion bonds to stearic acid, a long-chain fatty acid. The resulting compound is an effective lubricant, making it ideal for mass supplement manufacturing since it prevents capsules and [...]

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Magnesium and Enegry Boosters

Natural Energy Boosters

Here are ten ways to boost your energy naturally. Many of us can’t function without our morning coffee. We use it to get our day started and without it, often feel headachy, tired, and grumpy. One way to nutritionally replace the energy derived from coffee is through the mineral magnesium. As one of the key [...]

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Magnesium PodCast

Magnesium and What It Can Do For You

What Can Magnesium Do For You! In this PodCast Interview with Dr. Carolyn Dean, we’ll be discussing how magnesium deficiencies develop, why they are so widespread, and how they disrupt metabolic functions that ultimately threaten the health of virtually every bodily system. How important is magnesium? How important is it compared to calcium? What happens [...]

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