Have you ever wondered why Popeye got so strong after eating spinach? Well I can say for sure that being packed with magnesium was a real indicator. Magnesium can increase your performance in so many awesome ways. But neglected in your diet and you could slow things down immensely.
How important is magnesium in our health?
Lets just say this; Every single cell, EVERY ONE OF THEM, in your body requires a steady flow of magnesium to function.
Think about it in these terms. Your body is one big conductor of electrical activity. Every single piece of you is energy either being broken down or built up. If you were to single out the two most important organs in your body you would probably say your heart and your brain right? Guess which ones are most vulnerable to being depleted of magnesium?
There are so many health problems that can be reduced to a causality of Magnesium insufficiency.
But I eat healthy. Why am I not getting enough magnesium?
Welcome to the downside of the enhanced farming process. Back in the day we could count on our produce coming from soil rich in minerals and nutrients that fed the produce we consume. But now that soil has been replaced with nitrogen fertilizers and mixed with hybrids.
Even the drinking water has been reduced drastically with the introduction of Fluoride. Fluoride binds with magnesium and settles into the bones where it increases the risk of fractures. Worth considering a swap of water if you are engaging in a combat sport.
Other ways your body can be robbed of its magnesium dietary factors can come in the form of caffeine, sugar, processed food, alcohol, even hypertension medicine and antibiotics.
You might even want to consider balancing out the protein a little too. Having too much protein in the system can also lessen magnesium absorption.
Ever felt really in a funk? Like depression was sinking in. This can often be an indicator of an under-active thyroid. But don’t worry too much, start eating more spinach and you will feel like Popeye. Magnesium is known to help regulate the neuronal functions within the cells that bring about the most ideal thyroid function.
Benefits of Magnesium
- Strengthens muscles
- Helps you sleep
- Increases bone strength
- Alkalizes body
- Essential to sugar metabolism
- Improves cardiovascular health
- Treats migraines
Foods High in Magnesium
- Dark leafy vegetables like raw spinach
- Nuts and seeds (especially pumpkin and squash)
- Beans and Lentils
- Whole Grains (brown rice)
- Plain fat yogurt
- Dark Chocolate
I hope you found this article on Increase your Athletic Performance With Magnesium helpful
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