Magnesium, And Why You Need It
One of the biggest micro nutrients people have is magnesium.
This is essential, especially for people that are physically active.
This is one more reason to drink green smoothies. (Im a huge fan)
One of the best snacks you can eat after a workout or mid day
Is a green smoothie and a handful of almonds or pumpkin seeds.
Here is a list of the benefits of magnesium:
- sleep aid
- helps muscle cramps / spasms
- fights inflammation
- accelerates muscle recovery ( protein synthesis)
- promotes balanced hormones ( testosterone, cortisol)
- help metabolize carbs by its effect on insulin
- calms central nervous system (can get fried from intense workouts.
So you can see how you wouldnt want to be running low on magnesium.
Having even small deficiencies, can have a dramatic decrease in athletic
performance and recovery.
Most american are low in magnesium because of poor diet.
Before taking supplements, you should try to get your magnesium form
real food, like nuts and leafy greens.
It can be found in these foods
Pumpkin Seeds 532mg
Rice - whole grain brown 110mg
When supplementing, use high quality chelates.
I like to use a Magnesium Glycinate supplement by Pure Encapsulations
Recovery is super important in any workout program,
so make sure you are getting enough:
- micro nutrients (magnesium) etc.
- fuel- from real food
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