A Quarter of a Million Nurses Can’t be Wrong
That is not me saying that, but the US Nurses Study.
For the last 40+ years a quarter of a million nurses have filled in this survey of a daily basis giving an insight into just what really works in our diet.
It was found that nurses with the highest consumption of Magnesium rich foods were immune from 47% of illnesses. That figure really captured my attention. I have always loved the idea of one small thing having a massive impact, and Magnesium fits the bill. Just one small change to your diet could move the needle that far!
I know that this is not our normal Tai Chi, Qigong and Energy posts but I think it is important. You obviously care about your health, so it is important to you.
So, what do I know about nutrition?
Well many moons ago I qualified as a Naturopath and although I no longer practise, I still keep up with the latest research on nutrition and health. In case you don’t know what, a Naturopath is;
“They diagnose, prevent, and treat acute and chronic illness to restore and establish optimal health by supporting the person's inherent self-healing process. Rather than just suppressing symptoms, naturopathic doctors work to identify underlying causes of illness, and develop personalized treatment plans to address them”. https://www.naturopathic.org
Magnesium is the fourth most abundant mineral in the human body.
Magnesium has hundreds of uses in the human body However, you may not be getting enough of it, even if you eat a healthy diet. Most people are deficient in Magnesium.
1 Creating Energy – It converts food you eat into energy and gives your muscles the ability to move.
2 Builds your Body - Helps build proteins from amino acids.
3 Keeps you Young Repairs DNA –
4 Keeps you nerves operating effectively.
5 Helps Get Rid of the Aches after Exercise by removing Lactic Acid.
6 Aids Athletes and Elderly People with Chronic Diseases.
7 Athletes who supplemented with 250 mg of magnesium had faster performances.
8 Magnesium Fights Depression – were the findings in a study
9 Higher Risk of Depression – with lower consumption of Magnesium in studies.
10. Magnesium Can Lower Blood Pressure but only if you have high blood pressure.
11 Can Help with Migraine – Some studies have found with low Magnesium intake.
12 Magnesium can help PMS- Have been show to improve symptoms.
Good Sources of Magnesium
Pumpkin seeds – high in Zinc and natural plant sterols, good for Guys and Gals!
Dark chocolate – and helps to relax blood vessels.
Halibut – Mackerel – Salmon and also high in Omega 3.
Avocado – High in Monounsaturated oil just like Olive oil.
So, there you have it, a simple source of food you can increase just to make sure you are getting enough and they taste good too!!