"I have to pick-up the kids, stop by the grocery store, go through the rest of my email from work,prioritize my bills (even if I can't pay all of them), make sure I call the plumber (darn where is that number), remind my youngest to start his project, call my parents and check on the, oh shoot the laundry we are out of towels, where is my aspirin"
and so it goes. Ever have days like this where the stress level is raising to an all time high? I think we all have.
What we all don't realize is the impact has that stress has on our bodies and how it can cause chemical imbalances that make our feeling stressed even worse. One of those imbalances that can result is a lack of Magnesium.
There are some solutions- one of them is to make sure you have a sufficient amount of magnesium in your system. You need 400 mg a day, preferably taken at night. When we are stressed the magnesium gets in our blood cells,then to our blood plasma and ends up being passed through our urine. Bottom line - the more stressed we get the more magnesium in our urine.
Magnesium is especially important when it comes to staying heart healthy. In fact they have found a direct correlation between those who are prone to heart attacks have a lack of magnesium in their system. A lack of Magnesium make matters much worse if you suffer from type 2 diabetes, anxiety, osteoporosis, fibromyalgia,irregular heartbeat, muscle spasms, asthma, dizziness, fatigue and constipation.
So what is the solution...how can you have one of those stressed out days without it wrecking havoc to your body? First of all make sure you get plenty of rest and exercise. Make sure you get at least 300mg of Magnesium a day. As always, make sure you consult your Doctor to find out how your magnesium levels are. Below are some foods that are full of magnesium. Remember the less you process the food (cook it) the more of the magnesium your body will absorb.
Magnesium rich food include: green beans, almonds, bananas,blackberries, black-eyed peas, broccoli, dates, kasha, kidney beans, millet navy beans, shrimp, soybeans, tuna and watermelon.
note: always consult your doctor or holistic practitioner before adding any supplements to your diet, especially if you have a history of kidney disease.
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